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I found this male Mandarin Duck at  Averill Park , a suburban park here in San Pedro, November 10 2012. Mandarins are an "exotic" species of duck, usually escapees from zoos or collections, and therefore not a "countable" bird under ABA rules. Still, they're infrequently seen here in the Los Angeles area; the closest one to me prior to this was at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia, nearly 30 miles away. I NEVER thought I'd see one here in my home town, but there he was...

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Photo by: kenn3d · See photo in original gallery.