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Northern Pintail Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Anas acuta
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Anseriformes
  • Range

    Circumpolar in the northern hemisphere. Northern pintails migrate seasonally between northern Canada and Eurasia to Central America, northern Africa and southern mainland Asia.

  • Status

    The northern pintail is considered a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Habitat

    Wetlands, lakes and rivers

  • Niche

    The species dips beneath the water to feed on plants and small aquatic insects and crustaceans. They will also feed on grasses and seeds found on land.

  • Life History

    Mating season begins in early May, with the female laying an average of 7-9 eggs. Incubation lasts approximately 23 days, after which the mother leads ducklings to the water.

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