Thursday, May 25, 2006
Northern Pintail Duck
The northern pintail duck breeds from Alaska east to Quebec and south to the central Great Plains, the Great Lakes and northern New England. It winters from the central United States south to theGulf of Mexico and the West Indies. It is one of the most graceful and streamlined of our ducks with its slender body and long neck usually carried out stretched. They are very social ducks and often gather in large flocks of hundreds of birds. This bird was rarely seen in Newfoundland in the 1950's but now they are a comon sight in our parks and waterways.