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.
HABITATWooded ponds and fast flowing streams
DIETAcorns, grains, seeds, fruit, leaves, insects, snails and small fish
LIFE Expectancy6-8 years