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Aix galericulata (Mandarin Duck)

Wikipedia Abstract

The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species found in East Asia. It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan. It is closely related to the North American wood duck, the only other member of the genus Aix. Aix is an Ancient Greek word used by Aristotle to refer to an unknown diving bird, and galericulata is the Latin for a wig, derived from galerum, a cap or bonnet.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.19361
EDGE Score: 1.97319

Attributes

Clutch Size [6]  10
Clutches / Year [7]  1
Incubation [5]  29 days
Maximum Longevity [5]  10 years 4 months
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds
Wing Span [7]  28 inches (.71 m)
Adult Weight [2]  1.268 lbs (575 g)
Birth Weight [3]  41 grams
Female Weight [2]  1.146 lbs (520 g)
Male Weight [2]  1.389 lbs (630 g)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  21.2 %
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [4]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  20 %
Diet - Plants [4]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  40 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  100 %

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Baihe-Wanbao China (mainland) A1, A4i, A4iii
Bukchon South Korea A4i
Futatsuno reservoir Japan A4i
Kanogawa reservoir Japan A4i
Wuyuan Datangwu Reservoir China (mainland) A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Japan Japan No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7British Trust for Ornithology
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Ramsar Sites Information Service
Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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