Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail
 The northern pintail is a large duck that is found through out much of the Northern Hemisphere. It is circumpolar and nests in Canada, northern Europe and Asia. They are found primarily in wetland habitats. These birds are migratory and will migrate as far as the Equator during the winter.
Northern Pintail
The pintail is a dabbling duck. They eat aquatic vegetation that they find by sticking their heads below the water while floating on the surface of the water. There are no subspecies of the northern pintail. However there is a offshoot called the Eaton's pintail that is found on islands in the Indian Ocean. These ducks are considered to be an evolution from the northern pintail and are considered their own species.


11 comments:

Adam Jones said...

They're such a photogenic bird. Great captures.

Jibber JabberUK said...

A couple of lovely photographs of the pintail in the water. The reflection on the top one is great.

tulika singh said...
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tulika singh said...

Not as colourful as your last week's friend but she looks wonderfully graceful.

Chris Rohrer said...

Pretty special duck. Elegant I might say. I love their visits in winter. Beautiful ducks for sure!

Marie C said...

Very nice! Loved the info and the shot!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Another beauty.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! Beautiful bird, photos and reflections.

Trubes said...

What a pretty duck The Pintail is, the first shot is a great one!
Thanks for sharing, yet, again, more fabulous photographs!

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

They're such faraway travelers. Amazing!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Roger Owen Green said...

I love ducks!

ROG, ABCW