Rare, Beautiful, Mysterious Mandarin Duck Draws Crowds in NYC’s Central Park
NEW YORK -- New York's latest celebrity is an odd duck. Autumn is an occasion for rare splashes of color in the Big Apple, where the approaching winter is defined by dark wool coats and snow that quickly turns gray. But this year, the turning leaves in Manhattan's Central Park have been overshadowed by a rare bird -- a brightly colored Mandarin duck, seen swimming among the park's more pedestrian bird population.