A beautiful rare duck was spotted swimming in a stream in Korea and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
A photographer was walking along the Uicheon Stream in Korea and happened to come across a beautiful Mandarin duck. These ducks are native to East Asia and are closely related to the North American wood duck. Interestingly, these beautiful ducks are the inspiration for wooden wedding ducks, wooden carvings often given as gifts, which are used in Korean wedding ceremonies. Unlike other ducks, Mandarin ducks mate for life and represent peace, fidelity, and plentiful offspring in Korea.
Adult male Mandarin ducks bear red bills, large white crescents above the eyes, reddish “whiskers,” purple breasts, and striking pairs of orange “sails” on their backs. In contrast to ornate male ducks, female ducks are more similar in appearance to wood ducks with their pale color.
Check out other photos of the beautiful bird below: