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This bird was killed flying with wood ducks in southeast louisiana. Not sure what it is?

This bird was killed flying with wood ducks in southeast louisiana. Not sure what it is?

One Strange Bird

A buddy of mine killed this bird and we are trying to figure out what it is. Somebody help us out and identify what it could be. Thanks for the help!
December 04, 2012 at 10:08pm
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LaPiscatorProfile Photo
Posted December 04, 2012 at 10:23pm
Mandarin duck?

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.

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LaPiscatorProfile Photo
Posted December 04, 2012 at 10:28pm
link with images

Check out the wikipedia page for the mandarin duck: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Duck

Apparently 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.

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J.Roberts (TeamDuckMeat)Profile Photo
Posted December 04, 2012 at 10:30pm
yep

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

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tlorioProfile Photo
Posted December 04, 2012 at 11:35pm
Yeah that must be it!

Yeah I looked it up and that must be a Mandarain. It certainly is a beautiful bird for sure! Thanks for the help guys!

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AllisonXR-01Profile Photo
Posted December 05, 2012 at 3:27pm
Rutoh...

Were you hunting in yer neighbors ducky pond again ? ? ? :)

Pretty bird! Definately wall hanger.!

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Choupic-ManProfile Photo
Posted December 05, 2012 at 4:38pm
Duck

Looks like a Muscovy duck and a wooduck hybrid lol

Cool looking duck ! I would get it mounted too .

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takemkingProfile Photo
Posted December 06, 2012 at 12:36pm
Mandarin Duck

Supposedly there's an established population of Mandarins on the Northshore. I believe they were the result of a farm escape after Katrina.

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deerslayer564Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2012 at 6:14pm
mandorin duck

i am 100% positive that is a mandorin duck.

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J.Roberts (TeamDuckMeat)Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2012 at 9:23pm
Mandarin Population on Northshore

Well Matt, what the heck are we doing? Pick up some mandarin dekes and lets hunt those motharoos...haha

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takemkingProfile Photo
Posted December 06, 2012 at 10:02pm
EATS GOOD!

If I knew exactly where we'd be on em. However we can probably buy a few live drakes for about $20 each

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