Mandarin duck has appeared in Central Park pond

A brightly coloured Mandarin duck appeared in Central Park pond and is being fondly looked upon by visitors.

Mandarin duck has appeared in Central Park pond

A brightly coloured Mandarin duck appeared in Central Park pond and enchanted New York visitors.

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.

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

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 and even a vacation of sorts, to a lake in nearby New Jersey.

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