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mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
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Lotus and Mandarin Ducks LACMA M.78.39.jpg
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mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Artist Xie Jin (China, 1747-1819)
Title Lotus and Mandarin Ducks 
China, Qing dynasty, dated 1818
Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Krashen (M.78.39)
Chinese Art
Date Dated 1818

The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species found in East Asia. 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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