Two headed one eyed mandarin duck by Sagar Thapa

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TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE..... Two colourful mandarin ducks stand side by side creating a love heart with their heads and body shapes.<br />
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In another image a mallard duck (circled) stands out as it swims through a group of colourful mandarin ducks.  The male mandarin ducks although native to Japan, are migratory birds spending the winter months in this area between November to March and they are joined here by females which are brown in colour.<br />
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Sagar Thapa, 27, captured these images on the Toyo River is a river in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.<br />
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Sagar managed to capture a pair of the male ducks getting so close together the pair look to be like a piece of modern artwork.<br />
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Sagar said, "I actually wanted to take a picture of two ducks flapping their wings but in the end the pair of ducks came so close together it looked like two birds form one before they flew off."<br />
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"The mass gathering of the ducks happened when a man had left food out for them.  The ducks are easily scared that there is a hide for members of the public to see them, but if they see any movement inside the hide or see any predatory birds they all fly off." <br />
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