Verification of Unusual
Rec. # O_2015-01
|Scientific name:||Aix galericulata|
|Date:||Spring 2015 (different dates)|
|Time:||( Series of photos at different times)|
|Length of time observed:|
|Age:||Adults and immature|
|Sex:||male and female|
|Location:||Little Cottonwood Creek, Murray|
|Distance to bird:||varied|
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Field Marks and
photo-documenting a Breeding Mandarin Duck family in Salt Lake County this year.
See attached photo of the family: Breeding Adult Male and Female, with 2 offspring… Little Cottonwood Creek/Murray UT.
|Song or call & method of delivery:|
were they eliminated:
this & similar species:
|Observer:||Richard B. Young|
|Observer's e-mail address:||**|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:|
I believe my discovery and photo-documentation of this Mandarin family might be
the first graphic evidence of Mandarins breeding in the wild in the Salt Lake
Further, over the time I collected my ‘Mandarin Family’ images, I also photographed several different 1st Spring Male Mandarins at the same location.
The significance of my images of 1st Spring males (demonstrating varying degrees of maturity) would be: indirect evidence of other successful breeding within my study location!