Mandarin Duck - (Bird, Symbolism) The Japanese and the Chinese hold the Mandarin duck in high esteem. In these countries, they serve as an emblem of happiness and of joy. A pair of mandarin ducks is the symbol of martial fidelity often depicted together with lotus, as a rule in a pond scene. Mandarin ducks like to perch in trees.
Symbolism of Chinese Children's Bibs (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)