Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

NOPI

Code 6

ANAACU

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Pintail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Brown to cinnamon brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown
  • Throat Color: Brown and white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Pintail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 51-66 cm (20-26 in)
  • Weight: 1030 g (36.33 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Pintail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 74-89 cm (29-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Unique Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X