Common Pintail

The Pintail or Northern Pintail 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. Unusually for a bird with such a large range, it has no geographical subspecies if the possibly conspecific Eaton's Pintail is considered to be a separate species.

The Common Pintail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Aspects of the topic common pintail are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * description (in pintail (bird)) ...of sleek, long-tailed, long-necked dabbling ducks of the genus Anas (family Anatidae); they are swift fliers and popular game birds. The common, or northern, pintail (A. More

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The Northern or Common pintail ( Anas acuta ) is among the most beautifully marked ducks. A pintail male in breeding plumage has a brown head, white neck and breast, and a gray back and sides. The female is grayish brown. The speculum (a brightly colored section of secondary feathers along the wing) is metallic greenish-brown with a white rear border, but far more noticeable in flight is the male's long, slender, pointed tail. More

Pintail, Common Pintail, Common Pintail Duck Bird Family : Anatini - Typical ducks Bird Group : ANSERIFORMES Red Data Status : Unspecified Remarks : Taxonomic Notes : Select an image: More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : acuta
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758