SAVING THE ENDANGERED

THE CRITICAL INFORMATION EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW

Mandarin Duck

Food Requirements

  • Vegatation

-acorns***

-grain***

-aquatic plants**

-insects**

-landsnails**

-fish**

-dew worms*

-grasshoppers*

-mollucks*

-small fish*

-frogs*

-small snakes*

  • Generally feed on..

-larvae and pupae

-aquatic animals

-plant material

-seeds

-small fish

-snail and crabs

  • mainy eat plants and seeds --->especially Beechmast
  • DIET IS SEASONAL

Key:

* summer

** spring

*** fall

Habitat Notes

  • Native to Eastern Siberia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Russia

Predators

-predatory birds-> large fish like pike-> crocodillians

-other aquatic hunters-> fish eating birds such as herons

-brooding females caught by foxes, or large birds, such as hawks or eagles

-in flight, might get caught by a peregine falcon

Description Notes

-size->between 43-51 cm

-wings folded->22.1-22.6 cm

-tail length->10.2-10.4

-female is less colorful->brown, black, gray, white

-male is colorful->green, black, orange, white

-bill length->27.9 mm

Why are Mandarin Ducks Endangered?

Mandarin Ducks are endangered because of large -scale exports and the destruction of its natural habitat. <-- Hunters, proachers, and mainly loggers.

Critical Information

Not many animals will live long in Mother Nature. Especially, endangered animals all over the world. Donate funds to the Endangered Animal Foundation where we treat and care endangered animals like family. Endangered Animal Foundation do what they can to keep endangered animals, like the Mandarin Duck, alive on Earth.

BIbliography

bill., the red. "Mandarin Duck." Honolulu Zoo Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2012. <http://honoluluzoo.org/mandarin_duck.htm>.

"Mandarin Ducks." Learn about Birds: Photos, Breeding, Health and Bird Care. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 May 2012. <http://www.avianweb.com/mandarinduck.html>.

Nedelcu, Florin. "Seven of the Cutest Endangered Animals in the World." HotelClub Hotel and Travel Blog. N.p., 14 Apr. 2009. Web. 3 May 2012. <http://blog.hotelclub.com/seven-of-the-cutest-endangered-animals-in-the-world/>.