Northern pintail Anas acuta

Identification Tips:

Adult male alternate:

Adult male basic:

Adult female:

Similar species:

Adult male unmistakable in alternate plumage. Females, immature and eclipse-plumage males are similar to many other female ducks but have a distinctive shape: very long-necked, small-headed and pointed-tailed. Note also female's brown speculum bordered at the rear by white.