Aix galericulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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English Mandarin duck ISEIA: C1
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Report Aix galericulata to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Aix galericulata L. in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-01-27.

The first documented occurrence of Aix galericulata in Luxembourg dates from 1993. It was found by Svenja Christian in Langsur (Municipality of Mertert). Only six observations are indicated in the Recorder database.

The mandarin duck is native to Asia but has become established in several European countries. The species, which breeds mainly in tree holes, shows a preference for pools, lakes, rivers and marshes surrounded by deciduous forest. Potential competition with hole-nesting vertebrates has been suggested. The European population is resident and might be of some importance for the conservation of the species (Source:

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (3+1+1+1); the species is considered as not established (Ries et al. 2014: 199).


  • Ries, C., M. Pfeiffenschneider, Engel, E., J.-C. Heidt & M. Lauff, 2014. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of vertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 115: 195-201. [PDF 247 KB]
  • Weis, Jean, 2015. Liste der Luxemburger Vogelnamen. Regulus Wissenschaftliche Berichte 29 (2014): 69-79. [PDF 1.1 MB]

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