Can You Identify These Waterfowl?

Northern pintail

Mystery Duck #1

The long neck and long, slender wings of this species give it an elegant look. Look for a pale bar along the trailing edge of the wings. The male is easy to ID, with its long, pointed tail, white breast and neck stripe, and brown head.
Hint: The species’ name comes from the shape of the male’s tail in breeding plumage.

Answer: Northern pintail. This species nests in the northwest quadrant of the U.S. through the Great Plains, and across most of Canada.

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