Also known as Falcated duck. This
duck was originally from eastern Asia but large collections of these
birds privately owned has clouded its range. It is a dabbling duck that
nests on the ground, near water and under the cover of taller vegetation.
The male is one of the most beautiful ducks you will ever see. It is
not hard to see why ornithologists think that it is related to the carolina
woodduck and mandarin. The two photos of the male bird below shows how
the iridesence on his head can change according to light levels and
the angle of the head.