Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) - HBW 1, p. 608
French: Canard à queue pointue
Spanish: Anade Maicero
Other common names: Brown Pintail; Niceforo's Pintail (niceforoi); Chilean Pintail (spinicauda); South Georgian Teal/Pintail (georgica)
Taxonomy: Anas georgica Gmelin, 1789, Georgia Australi America.
Forms superspecies with A. acuta, with which is sometimes partitioned off in genus Dafila. Subspecies niceforoi, described in 1946, considered to be extinct by 1956. Race spinicauda sometimes considered full species. Two living subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- spinicauda Vieillot, 1816 - extreme S Colombia southwards to Tierra del Fuego, and eastwards to E Argentina; Falkland Is.
- georgica Gmelin, 1789 - South Georgia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 43 videos
A bird walking on the edge of a stream. Locality Penguin River, Grytviken, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Josep del Hoyo 11 April 2012 2 years ago 16 sec 4.7
Group walking in a rocky area and calling Locality St Andrews Bay, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Laurent Demongin 10 October 2008 5 years ago 45 sec 4.6
Bird foraging in a small stream. Locality Fortuna Bay, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Christophe Gouraud 26 October 2010 3 years ago 26 sec 4.6
Close-up of a bird preening along a stream Locality Grytviken, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Laurent Demongin 10 October 2008 5 years ago 45 sec 4.5
A bird standing at the edge of the beach, looking around. Locality Grytviken, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Josep del Hoyo 8 April 2012 2 years ago 17 sec 4.4
A bird walking away. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp spinicauda)
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 42 photos
Locality Humedal de Batuco, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (ssp spinicauda)
Fernando Rosselot 15 May 2013 5 weeks ago 4.5
Female with a juvenile feeding.
Locality Prion Island, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Christophe Gouraud 26 January 2013 1 year ago 4.5
A pair swimming in a pond.
Locality Peggotty Bluff, King Haakon Bay, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Christophe Gouraud 23 October 2010 3 years ago 4.3
Locality South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Martin Hale 28 November 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Three birds on the water.
Locality Salisbury Plain, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Jordi Sargatal 9 April 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Locality Neuquén Province, Argentina
Samantha Klein 21 January 2014 26 weeks ago 4