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Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) discovered by Marcel Roy (#404)

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Sighting Info

Observed: November 17, 2010 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: November 19, 2010 @ 5:44 AM (diff: 2 days)
Comments:
The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a widely occurring duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator. The male in breeding plumage has a chocolate-brown head and white breast with a white stripe extending up the side of the neck. Its upperparts and sides are grey, but elongated grey feathers with black central stripes are draped across the back from the shoulder area. The vent area is yellow, contrasting with the black underside of the tail, which has the central feathers elongated to as much as 10 centimetres (4 in). The bill is bluish and the legs are blue-grey. I photographed this duck in Bowring Park.

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