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This bird was killed flying with wood ducks in southeast louisiana. Not sure what it is?
Looks a lot like the wood duck's Asian counterpart, the mandarin duck. That would make a sense, since it was flying with woodies. Google images of the mandarin duck and see what you think.Whatever it is, I would be willing to bet that it's not indigenous. Probably escaped from captivity.
Check out the wikipedia page for the mandarin duck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_DuckApparently their are feral populations in a few places in the states, making it at least feasible that one could have hitched a ride with a group of woodies into Acadiana.
Thats a Mandarin Duck. Its part of a species called Perching Ducks, Wood ducks are the same. Very rare for this part, you should def get it mounted. Thats a trophy
Yeah I looked it up and that must be a Mandarain. It certainly is a beautiful bird for sure! Thanks for the help guys!
Were you hunting in yer neighbors ducky pond again ? ? ? :)Pretty bird! Definately wall hanger.!
Looks like a Muscovy duck and a wooduck hybrid lolCool looking duck ! I would get it mounted too .
Supposedly there's an established population of Mandarins on the Northshore. I believe they were the result of a farm escape after Katrina.
i am 100% positive that is a mandorin duck.
Well Matt, what the heck are we doing? Pick up some mandarin dekes and lets hunt those motharoos...haha
If I knew exactly where we'd be on em. However we can probably buy a few live drakes for about $20 each
It is a mandarin duck.
Shot one last season trying to violate the no-fly zone. LaBranche wetlands in St. Charles Parish.
We shot one last year that came land in the decoys at first light. Don't know where it came from, but it's on the wall now!!
I killed this one 2 years ago
Killed 2 years ago
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