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Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
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Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

General Description: Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) are sexually dimorphic dabbling pond ducks. Males have a white breast and striking white stripe on their brown neck. Males also have long, pointed tail feathers. Females are mottled gray overall with a bit of brown on the face. Females have a pointed tail, but it is not particularly long.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Shallow ponds and marshes.

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Male and female Northern Pintail

Where to Find: Pintail are not particularly common around Las Vegas, but watch for them in neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and Boulder Beach Marina at Lake Mead NRA. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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