Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

Observation - Mandarin duck. Description: Medium sized colourful duck.Unfortunately I only managed a back view photo.Couldn't see the purple breast with 2 white vertical lines,but the large white crescent above the eye plus the reddish-brown face and whiskers is diagnostic for the male Mandarin

Medium sized colourful duck.Unfortunately I only managed a back view photo.Couldn't see the purple breast with 2 white vertical lines,but the large white crescent above the eye plus the reddish-brown face and "whiskers" is diagnostic for the male Mandarin duck.Found wandering in the farm garden adjacent to a small river.