first_imgStay on target Justice for the Central Park wood duck, who has been overshadowed by the Central Park Mandarin duck!!!— Jeva Lange (@Jee_vuh) November 2, 2018 The beauty of nature is everywhere, but a pretty mandarin duck is the latest bird to become an internet celebrity overnight.On Oct. 10, Manhattan Bird Alert posted a video of the duck on Twitter, prompting New York City’s bird-watching community to visit Central Park and catch a glimpse of this gorgeous animal. Manhattan Bird Alert indicated that they had no idea how the bird got there and admired its vibrant appearance.The Central Park Pond’s newly-arrived male Mandarin Duck (we still do not know how it got here) unseated the Wood Duck as prettiest duck in the park. Gus Keri brings us close-up video— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) October 11, 2018The video was taken by Gus Keri, a local bird photographer who spotted the duck in the park. It shows the bird leisurely floating in pond water, as if this beautiful creature was in some sort of museum painting. Unlike other average ducks, mandarin male ducks are known for their colorful feathers that come in purple, blue, and red shades. According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), mandarin ducks were introduced to the U.K. by China, and today, these birds are appreciated by people worldwide. A few weeks later, this mandarin duck is still taking over people’s social media feeds. The Twitter community had some hilarious reactions to this bird’s impromptu visit and they’re still trying to locate the duck in Central Park’s waters. Weather forecasts have actually turned into “mandarin duck forecasts,” as Twitter accounts keep updating the duck’s location for admirers everywhere. Where will he go next? You’ll have to “flock” to your Twitter feed to find out.MANDARIN DUCK is at a NEW location today: Turtle Pond, just north of the 79th Street underpass, mid-park, and SW of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. @EdwardGaillard re-found it.— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) November 2, 2018Bird alert: The mandarin duck made an appearance today at Turtle Pond in Central [email protected] here’s a gift for you: it’s the Mandarin Duck that is hanging out in Central Park. New York’s most famous bird of the moment. Move over Pale Male— Wendy Jacobson (@whazittoya) November 2, 2018center_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site The Central Park Mandarin Duck has the other ducks shook!— Chadwick (@ohchadwick) November 1, 2018More on Cat Crashes Fashion Show, Goes ViralDogs Can Sense Malaria By Sniffing Your ClothesWatch: Cockroach Delivers Karate Kick to Avoid Becoming a Zombielast_img

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