Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail

Pintails forage much like mallards – dipping forward to nibble aquatic vegetation, seeds, and insects. Much-liked by hunters, pintails are always wary, even in their huge wintering flocks at large refuges.

Pintails are fast fliers, and their elongated shape probably makes them appear to be flying faster than they actually do.

Listen to a Northern Pintail:

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