Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) - HBW 1, p. 608
French: Canard pilet
Spanish: Anade Rabudo
Other common names: Pintail, Common Pintail; Kerguelen/Eaton's/Southern Pintail (eatoni); Crozet/Southern Pintail (drygalskii)
Taxonomy: Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Forms superspecies with A. georgica, with which is sometimes partitioned off in genus Dafila. Southern Hemisphere subspecies sometimes considered to form separate species, Southern Pintail (A. eatoni); some consider drygalskii not separable from eatoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- acuta Linnaeus, 1758 - most of Nearctic and Palearctic.
- eatoni (Sharpe, 1875) - Kerguelen I; introduced to St Paul and Amsterdam Is.
- drygalskii Reichenow, 1904 - Crozet Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 62 videos
Two adult males and one female swimming. Locality Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Ken Simonite 13 December 2012 2 years ago 26 sec 4.8
A drake standing on an mud bank Locality Marshside RSPB Nature Reserve, Southport, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 7 December 2013 1 year ago 18 sec 4.7
Single duck preening near sunset. Locality Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Bill Wayman 7 December 2009 42 weeks ago 43 sec 4.5
Birds feeding near sunrise, multiple shots. Locality Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Bill Wayman 7 December 2009 42 weeks ago 1 min 1 sec 4.5
Two small groups of males performing a courtship display with two females, on the water. Locality Barrow, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Josep del Hoyo 3 June 2012 2 years ago 30 sec 4.4
A male sunning in shallow water before napping Locality South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
steve dillinger 19 December 2010 3 years ago 37 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 106 photos
Locality Jamnagar Railway Station, Jamnagar District, Gujarat, India (ssp acuta)
Subramanya_CK 10 January 2010 5 years ago 4.7
Female bird in flight
Locality Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong (ssp acuta)
Bob Thompson 16 March 2010 4 years ago 4.6
A male in eclipse plumage swimming, at Olenyok River.
Locality Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Alexdersu 17 August 2010 3 years ago 4.6
A mixed flock of males and females
Locality Martin Mere, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (ssp acuta)
Andy Emmerson 19 January 2014 39 weeks ago 4.5
Swimming male in breeding plumage in San Diego River.
Locality Ocean Beach, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Peter Vercruijsse 12 February 2004 1 year ago 4.5
Bird photographed along Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.
Locality Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 24 January 2012 2 years ago 4.5