Northern Pintail
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Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta). This bird is a very common winter visitor. Found in the wetlands of Haryana. Identification: Sexes different. Male with chocolate brown head, face and neck; tail long pointed pin like. Female mottled brown and buff.

Order: ANSERIFORMES   Family: Anatidae   Size: 65 cm    Local names: Seenkhpar, Sand.

Habitat: Found at lakes, reservoirs and marshes; one of the commonest migratory species in North India. Highly gregarious, keeps in flocks up to hundreds, arrives in North India by September-October and departs by end of March. Common and widely distributed winter visitor to whole of India.

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