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June 2011 - Northern Pintail
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Male Northern Pintail, Ansas acuta
Northern Pintail, Ansas acuta

The Northern Pintail is an elegant dabbling duck. It is most recognized by its long, slender tail most evident in the male (above).The male has a chocolate-coloured head with a white stripe on the neck and white breast. Like many birds, the female (below) lacks some of the striking markings of the male and is mostly marbled-brown in colour. They both have gray bills. The male is 25 in/64 cm long and the female is a bit smaller.

 
Female Northern Pintail
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