The Northern Pintail Female.. The pintail or northern pintail (Anas acuta) is a duck with wide geographic distribution that breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator.
The northern pintail is a bird of open wetlands which nests on the ground, often some distance from water. It feeds by dabbling for plant food and adds small invertebrates to its diet during the nesting season. It is highly gregarious when not breeding, forming large mixed flocks with other species of duck. This duck's population is affected by predators, parasites and avian diseases. Human activities, such as agriculture, hunting and fishing, have also had a significant impact on numbers. Nevertheless, owed to the huge range and large population of this species, it is not threatened globally.
The adult female is mainly scalloped and mottled in light brown with a more uniformly grey-brown head, and its pointed tail is shorter than the male's; it is still easily identified by its shape, long neck, and long grey bill. #birds #ducksofinstagram #birding #manglajodi #eye_spy_birds #sassy_birds #kute_birds #natureinfocus #nature_birds #jewels_of_nature #bird_brilliance #birds_of_ig #birds_adored #pintailduck #birdseyeview #nuts_about_birds #birdsofindia #birdwatching_reid #your_best_birds