Mandarin Duck ((Aix galericulata), native to East Asia, photographed in Central Park by Dennis Newsham.
A rare duck is going viral online after finding a new home in New York City.
The Mandarin duck, known for its multicolored feathers and hot pink bill, is native to East Asia. The big question: Why is it here, in the middle of Manhattan?
Photographer Dennis Newsham canâ€™t get enough of the duck.
â€œI took a couple hundred [pictures] because itâ€™s a rare bird and I was trying to get some action shots, and I got some of it flying,â€ Newsham said.
The Harlem man isnâ€™t the only one flocking to the park to get a glimpse.
The bird was first spotted on Oct. 10th and videotaped in a now viral video.
Since then, New Yorkers and tourists are swarming to the pond in the southeast corner of the park near 59th and Fifth.