Northern Pintail

(Anas acuta)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant and breeder

Habitat

Marshes, fields, ponds, lake edges, rivers

Size

21 to 25 in length

34 wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late February to early May and early September to early December


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Northern Pintail courtship
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Uploaded on Dec 11, 2011

Northern Pintail courtship displays in Sacramento Valley, California. Courtship involves drakes "showing-off" their remarkable plumage both on the water and in aerial courtship chases.

 
     
  Northern Pintail amid Malards, "River Scene" - March 6, 2014
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 7, 2014

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) amid Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Taunton River, near Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Massachusetts, Thursday evening, March 6, 2014, 5:08 PM / 5:15 PM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_76050 / MVI_76081; 1:00 min.

 
     
  Reifel Island Northern Pintail
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Uploaded on Jan 9, 2011

Northern Pintail male at Reifel Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC

( Anas acuta )

 
     
  Northern Pintail Ducks At Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Delta
Bob Hilscher
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 1, 2014

We spotted a flock of Northern Pintail ducks on arrival at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, in Delta, British Columbia. This early sighting let us know we were in for some fantastic birdwatching.

 
     
  Northern Pintail (Anatidae: Anas acuta) Male
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 19, 2011

Photographed at the Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (19 April 2011).

 
     

 

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