Northern Pintail or Pintail

Range:

The Northern Pintails breed in the northern Europe, Asia and North America; they migrate south for the winter.

Description:

These large ducks were named for the male's long central tail feathers.

The bill is blue-grey and the legs and feet are grey.

The male's plumage is  grey, brown, and black patterned on its back and sides. The female has a mostly brown plumage.

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Northern Pintail or Pintail

Northern Pintail or Pintail

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
unique-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
tapered-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
bold
Sounds
harsh call
Location
ground dwelling
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Oceans
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
sheen
brown
gray
rust
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern