Mandarin Duck
Aix galericulata
 (L 18" WS 25.6-29.5")
Lake Mirror 
Lakeland, Florida
17Jan2017
Native to Asia...closely related to
the North American Wood Duck
...small population found in the U.S.
Aix is an Ancient Greek word
used by Aristotle to refer to an
unknown diving bird; galericulata
is the Latin for a wig
The Mandarin Duck 
Was rather in luck, 
The wind it was blowing 
The way he was going, 
(Tony on the Moon)