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.