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Saturday, July 17, 2010

World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Ducks

World’s Most Colorful and Beautiful Ducks

A list of the most brightly colored ducks in the world.
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Cartoon characters Donald Duck and Daisy Duck are the two most popular ducks in the world.  Now, meet the most brightly colored and pretty ducks. Most male duck species are much more colorful than females.
1.Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

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Undoubtedly, the male Mandarin Duck is one of the most beautifully colored ducks of all.  This medium- sized perching duck with striking coloration has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and whiskers.

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The breast of this lovely duck is purple with two vertical white bars with two orange ‘sails’ at the back. The female which is not as colorful as the male is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.

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