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Northern Pintail

Anas acuta
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Length: 26 in. (66 cm )
Often wintering in large numbers on freshwater lakes, ponds and marshy areas, in the summer it nests in a wide range of habitats from boreal forest lakes, to tundra and marshy pond edges. The nest is usually near water but sometimes under shrubs or in stubble fields. It is made of grass and lined with feather down. The pintail feeds from near the water\'s surface on seeds, aquatic vegetation and a few small fish and aquatic invertebrates. This duck species occurs throughout the world including northern South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.

The four-digit banding code is NOPI.

Female | Oliver Niehuis


Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Northern Pintail
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pintail

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Northern Pintail. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pintail

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Northern Pintail". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pintail

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Northern Pintail". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/northern-pintail

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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