Northern pintail

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Northern Pintail
Northern Pintails (Male & Female) I IMG 0911.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
Species: A. acuta
Binomial name
Anas acuta
Linnaeus, 1758
Anas acuta dis w2.PNG
Light Green - nesting area
Blue - wintering area
Dark Green - resident all year
Red X - Vagrant

Dafila acuta

Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a widely occurring duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator. Unusually for a bird with such a large range, it has no geographical subspecies if the possibly conspecific Eaton's Pintail is considered to be a separate species.