Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) - HBW 1, p. 611

French: Canard des Bahamas German: Bahamaente Spanish: Anade Gargantillo
Other common names: Bahama Pintail/Duck; Galapagos Pintail (galapagensis)

Taxonomy: Anas bahamensis Linnaeus, 1758, Bahama Islands.
Considered by some to form superspecies with A. erythrorhyncha, with which sometimes partitioned off in genus Poecilonetta. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bahamensis Linnaeus, 1758 - West Indies, N South America to N Brazil.
  • rubrirostris Vieillot, 1816 - E Bolivia and S Brazil to N Argentina and Uruguay.
  • galapagensis (Ridgway, 1889) - Galapagos Is.

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