WASHINGTON — A rare duck is drawing crowds to New York’s Central Park to catch a glimpse of its majestic plumage.
The Mandarin duck was first spotted in the park Oct. 10, according to a bird-watching Twitter account.
The question of how the duck got there remains a mystery. Mandarin ducks are native to East Asia and not found in the wild in North America, and no local zoos have reported any missing ducks.
The duck has also made appearances along the Hudson River.
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 pic.twitter.com/cauqVt4kSK
— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) October 11, 2018
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