Friday, August 24, 2012

Northern Pintail

 Northern Pintail
The northern pintail is a northern duck. It is circumpolar meaning that it is found in North America, Asia and Europe. Even though it nests in the northern portions of these continents northern pintails winter in the south, sometimes near the equator. They are a dabbling duck, eating mostly aquatic plant matter which they et by reaching their head under the water while floating on the surface.


6 comments:

i beati said...

we don't have those sorry to say but love them sandy

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shot!

joanne said...

great shot, and today I learned what a 'dabbling duck' does!

Anni said...

Beautiful capture of the pintail. You really should consider linking up to the Bird D'Pot with this great image.

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KaHolly said...

One of my favorites!!

Adam Jones said...

Superb Pintail photo. We have them here in Manchester, but very scarce.