A duck coming from East Asia causes a dive in New York's central park, partly because of the bird's amazing colors and also because no one knows how the bird arrives there.
The mandarin duck was detected already on October 10, according to a Twitter account which records birds' observations in the park. Then the exotic bird flew away and no one knew where it was going for about two weeks, said David Barrett, the creator and director of Manhattan Bird Alert, at The New York Times. For the enjoyment of the photographers, it was spotted back on October 25th.
Since then, the duck has attracted a large fan base and a small band of paparazzi.
The new celebrity of the lake is easy to spot with a green and purple mooch, wings that look like sails and a purple chest.
Referring to what appears to be a band around the bird's foot, Paul Sweet, collector manager at the Department of Ornithology of the American Museum of Natural History, told Gothamist that he probably left a private collection or zoo. But, no local zoo has reported an escape. It's also illegal for anyone to keep a duck as a domestic pet in New York.
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