Northern Pintail Bird

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The Northern pintail Bird or northern pintail is a duck with wide geographic distribution that breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is Northern pintail Bird migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator.

Northern Pintail Bird Facts:

  • Size: 60 cm (excluding tailpins)
  • Voice: Usually quiet
  • Range: Common winter visitor acroos the subcontinent
  • Habitat: Shallow ponds and marshes in open areas

Elegant; slim and long –necked duck with dark brown head and white breast and throat. White line extends up the neck; light grey body with black-edged feathers; white belly; black long rump. Female mottled brown-and-black with pointed tail bronze speculum on wing.

Both sexes have grey legs and dark grey bill, although bill of the male lined with blue on sides. Male in eclipse plumage similar to female, but with more white-patches on neck sides. Wary and secrective when flightless. Forages on land.

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