Mandarin ducks usually pair with the same mate year to year. Because of this they are a symbol of love and fidelity in China and Japan. This species has a stable population in the wild due to the fact that they are not hunted for food because their meat tastes bad.
At A Glance
Wooded ponds and fast flowing streams
Acorns, grains, seeds, fruit, leaves, insects, snails and small fish