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 59 videos
Two adult males and one female swimming. Locality Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Ken Simonite 13 December 2012 1 year 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 12 weeks ago 18 sec 4.6
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 1 year 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
A male foraging on mud Locality Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Robert Schaefer 4 March 2006 7 years ago 13 sec 4.2
pair dabbling, male kicks the mud and then recommences dabbling Locality Huntley Meadows Park, Virginia, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Martin Kennewell 5 March 2006 2 years ago 27 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 86 photos
Locality Jamnagar Railway Station, Jamnagar District, Gujarat, India (ssp acuta)
Subramanya_CK 10 January 2010 4 years ago 4.7
Female bird in flight
Locality Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong (ssp acuta)
Bob Thompson 16 March 2010 3 years ago 4.6
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 1 year 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 10 weeks ago 4.4
An adult male portrait
Locality Molentargius Natural Park, Cagliari Province, Sardinia, Italy (ssp acuta)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 March 2004 10 weeks ago 4.4
Northern Pintail (Anas acute), male
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 23 February 2011 14 weeks ago 4.4