City of Wild: Mandarin ducks enjoy winter in Beijing
Mandarin ducks are medium-sized ducks that are native to East Asia. They are regarded as a symbol of love in China and are often found in ancient Chinese literature and myths. The adult male has really colorful plumage, with a red bill, reddish face and two large orange feathers which look like sails. Mandarin ducks are adored by many people and commonly seen in various lakes in Beijing.
Here are some photos of mandarin ducks in Beijing's winter.
(All photos are taken by Ding Qian)
About 'City of Wild'
Nature is not limited to faraway mountains and oceans, it also exists in urban cities and our daily lives. In the series, "City of Wild," CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you are probably not aware of, but also highlights the theme of this year's CBD COP 15: Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth.