- Platycercus venustus
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Northern Pintail is beautiful large species of dabbling duck with a long pointed tail. The male has a distinctive brown, grey and white appearance while the female is mostly light brown and has a shorter tail.
Northern Pintails breed across northern areas of North America, Europe and Asia and in winter migrate as far south as Central America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Its global population is estimated at 6.1 to 7.7 million birds. The conservation status of this species is Least Concern as of October 2013.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 29 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Anas acuta|
|Birdorable Family||Ducks & Geese|
(as of 25 January 2015)
23 to 30 inches
9.3 to 11.1 inches
16 to 48 ounces
|Range||South Africa North America Central America Caribbean United States (West) United States (East) West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa Arctic|