AnAge entry for Aix galericulata

Classification (HAGRID: 00250)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anseriformes
                Family: Anatidae
                    Genus: Aix
Species
Aix galericulata
Common name
Mandarin duck

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
10.4 years (wild)
Source
ref. 0553
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

Banding studies suggest these animals can live up to 10.4 years in the wild [0553], though given the longevity of similar species this value is likely underestimated. Anecdotal evidence suggest they may live up to 20 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
29 days
Clutch size
10.5 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
570 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175123
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8832
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