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Pintail, Northern (Anas Acuta)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
 


Pintail, Northern (Anas Acuta)

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This is an elegant looking duck with a wonderfully sleek, long pointed tail. It is a scarce but localized breeder preferring estuaries and marshes. As a winter visitor it is likely to turn up anywhere. It is an upending duck that eats aquatic vegetation and invertebrates. Size 63-70cm (25-27in) The female is smaller.

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