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 49 videos
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 2 years ago 37 sec 4.6
Two adult males and one female swimming. Locality Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Ken Simonite 13 December 2012 21 weeks ago 26 sec 4.3
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 43 weeks ago 30 sec 4.3
Three pairs Northern Pintails. One is for that area already rare , but three pairs is a lot of luck. Locality Versunken Bokelt, Rhede, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (ssp acuta)
Christian Wiesmann 8 March 2010 3 years ago 33 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 6 years ago 13 sec 4.2
A male preening on the ground. Locality Barrow, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp acuta)
Josep del Hoyo 3 June 2012 43 weeks ago 27 sec 4
PhotosSee all 59 photos
Female bird in flight
Locality Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong (ssp acuta)
Bob Thompson 16 March 2010 3 years ago 4.7
Locality Jamnagar Railway Station, Jamnagar District, Gujarat, India (ssp acuta)
Subramanya_CK 10 January 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 4.4
a male swimming
Locality Racconigi, Piedmont Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 20 October 2012 30 weeks ago 4.2
A male in eclipse plumage swimming, at Olenyok River.
Locality Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Eastern Russia, Russia
Alexdersu 17 August 2010 1 year ago 4.2
Three male birds on water...
Locality Mangalajodi, Orissa, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 29 December 2012 16 weeks ago 4.2