Baking: Northern Pintail

 

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Anas acuta

Length: 20-29 Weight: 1-3 lbs

Identification:

Male has a long, narrow tail and distinct brown head with white line extending down neck to breast. Female has slightly sharper tale and longer, more graceful neck than other female ducks.

NOPI

Distribution: 

Summer resident into far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter resident in southern US, Mexico, and northern South America.

Cool Facts:

The scientific name Anas acuta means “pointed duck” in Latin; a fitting moniker considering the Pintail’s distinctive long, graceful tail.

Pintails are one of the earliest breeding ducks in North America.

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References:

All About Birds

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