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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:01 AM

Quackarazzi: Mandarin duck holds NYC in its spell


Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
Updated 3:43 am CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018



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A Mandarin duck walks in Central Park in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. In the weeks since it appeared in Central Park, the duck has become a celebrity.

NEW YORK (AP) It took just days for the brightly colored Mandarin duck that appeared suddenly in a Central Park pond to turn both New Yorkers and visitors into a new gaggle: the quackarazzi.

A horde of photographers has been gathering daily in the park off Fifth Avenue for well over a month, hoping to catch a glimpse of the exotic bird with pink, purple, orange and emerald green plumage and markings that admirer Joe Amato compares to "a living box of crayons."

"So many people are drawn to this bird because its vibrant, vivid colors are associated with sunsets and rainbows," says Amato, who comes almost daily from his Queens home with his expensive camera equipment in tow.

Bird lovers and sightseers have dutifully documented the bird's every move through social media postings and videos that have noted its gentle glides across the water, its sniping at the ordinary mallards and even a vacation, of sorts, to a lake in nearby New Jersey.

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https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Quackarazzi-Mandarin-duck-holds-NYC-in-its-spell-13446275.php#photo-16606191

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Judi Lynn Thursday OP
rickyhall Thursday #1
Oppaloopa Thursday #2
calimary Thursday #3
sinkingfeeling Thursday #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Thursday #5
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BigmanPigman Thursday #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:15 AM

1. Damn foreigners!

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:26 AM

2. Beautiful

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:28 AM

3. Wow - Gorgeous!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:22 AM

4. Tell me people don't eat those beautiful birds.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:35 AM

5. I can tell you people don't eat those beautiful birds, but ...

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:47 AM

7. Sort of reminds me of the Chinese cook book.

Forty ways to wok your dog.

Sorry.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:54 PM

6. CNN's Jeannie Moos did a story about the duck tonight.

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