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 45 videos
A bird walking on the edge of a stream. Locality Penguin River, Grytviken, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Josep del Hoyo 11 April 2012 3 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 6 years ago 45 sec 4.6
Bird foraging in a small stream. Locality Fortuna Bay, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Christophe Gouraud 26 October 2010 5 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 6 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 3 years ago 17 sec 4.4
On the shores of the lagoon (with hidrohide) Locality Matilde, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 21 September 2014 1 year ago 40 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 56 photos
Locality Humedal de Batuco, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (ssp spinicauda)
Fernando Rosselot 15 May 2013 1 year ago 5
Locality Grytviken, South Georgia
Markus Lilje 4 January 2015 16 weeks ago 4.9
Female with a juvenile feeding.
Locality Prion Island, South Georgia (ssp georgica)
Christophe Gouraud 26 January 2013 2 years ago 4.5
Two adult birds on a ground.
Locality London Wetland Centre, London, England, Great Britain (ssp georgica)
Tomasz Doroń 29 November 2008 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Locality Bucalemu, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Luis R Figueroa 15 August 2015 25 weeks ago 4.3
Yellow-billed Pintail chick trying out its wings.
Locality Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 25 February 2015 35 weeks ago 4.3