Birdorable 198: Northern Pintail

Cute Birdorable Northern Pintail

The 198th bird in our Birdorable Bonanza is this cute little Northern Pintail. This dabbling duck has a widespread range in the Northern Hemisphere. It breeds across northern areas of North America, Europe and Asia and in winter migrates as far south as Hawaii, Central America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Its global population is estimated at 6.1 to 7.7 million birds. Have you ever seen a Pintail?

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Photo by Frank Shufelt (Source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 199


Canaduck on July 29, 2009 at 9:56 AM wrote:
I did see a pintail once, and I have been trying since then to see another. They are neat-looking!!!
Ashira on July 29, 2009 at 2:57 PM wrote:
I saw one once when I was very small. :3 I guessed this would be a Pintail in my comment on the last post, but it ate my comment again. D: Oh well. Something hummingbirdy? This is really ringing a bell...
Addie Owl on July 29, 2009 at 5:07 PM wrote:
Louise Warner on February 27, 2017 at 6:34 PM wrote:
rainbow bee-eater?
Harpy Eagle on July 3, 2017 at 3:30 AM wrote:
Bee eater

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