NOTHERN PINTAIL


The Dabbling Duck

The northern pintail ducks are large birds and the males measure, 50 to 65 in length and weigh 850 to 1,000 grams. The females are smaller and weigh 730 to 650 grams. The northern pintail ducks feed on seeds, aquatic plants, tubers, roots, shoots and grains. The breeding birds feed on insects, crustaceans, mollusks and other aquatic invertebrates. They feed usually in the evening and night and rest during the day. The northern pintail species are strongly migratory, especially in their northern range. These birds may be sedentary in some places in the Southern Hemisphere. For wintering these species move southwards.

How To Explore

The northern pintail ducks inhabit wetlands, agricultural fields, flooded grasslands, lakesides.

Recommended Time & Duration

In the winters.

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