Pintail

Anus acuta (Linneaus, 1758)

Pintail
ORDER

Anseriformes

FAMILY

Anatidae

TYPE

Waterfowl

A very rare breeding bird in the UK, Pintail are more easily seen in the winter when northern populations arrive to winter on sheltered coasts and estuaries.

Lakes, rivers, marsh and tundra

Omnivorous

Pintail are occassional winter visitors to the lake at Wyke Farm

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
Jan
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LATIN NAME

Anus acuta

LENGTH (CM)

58

WINGSPAN (CM)

88

WEIGHT (G)

700-900

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

3

CONSERVATION STATUS
  • Amber: moderate conservation concern
  • Green: low conservation concern
  • Introduced: non-native species
  • Red: high conservation concern

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Tufted Duck on the lake at Wyke Farm

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Shoveler at Wyke Farm

Shoveler

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