A pair of mandarin ducks - Victoria Sevastyanova

Name: Victoria Sevastyanova
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Country: Russia

Title: A pair of mandarin ducks
Specie: Mandarin Duck

Description: The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species native to East Asia. It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan.
The adult male has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The male's breast is purple with two vertical white bars and the flanks ruddy, and he has two orange "sails" at the back (large feathers that stick up like boat sails). The female is similar to the 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.
Both the males and females have crests, but the purple crest is more pronounced on the male.

Category: Scientific illustration

Technique: watercolor
Size: 40×30cm
Year: 2019