Northern Pintail

Anas acuta
Northern Pintail specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and winter resident from late August to early May. Found in ponds, tidal marshes, lakes, and estuaries. The white breast and cheeks are restricted to the male.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a male.
Date:  3/2/1894
Collected By:  Edward J Brown
Locality:  Little River, DC
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  220368
The bird on the right is a female.
Date:  3/9/1917
Collected By:  Natl Zoo Park
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  253474