Length: 20-29 Weight: 1-3 lbs
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.
Summer resident into far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter resident in southern US, Mexico, and northern South America.
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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