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Yellow-billed Pintail Anas Georgica

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Yellow-billed Pintail

Appearance: - The Yellow-billed Pintail has a brown head and neck, a darker crown, a yellow beak with black tip and stripe down the middle, brown eyes, a buff-brown body with blackish spots, the upperparts are darker brown, a brown pointed tail, greyish-brown upperwing, and the secondaries are blackish-green, the legs and feet are grey. The female is slightly duller and the secondaries are a duller black-brown.

Size: - Typical Adult is 48-54cm (19-21in).

Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, sedges, algae, roots, molluscs, crustaceans, and aquatic insects.

Habitat/Range: - Freshwater pools, streams, lakes, marshes, and coastal areas. Found in South America including South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands.

Yellow-billed Pintail Map
Breeding Habitat/Resident,    Migration or Winter Area.

Breeding Season: - Late October to December in south, August to March in north.

Eggs: - 4 to 10 (cream or pale cinnamon-pink colour).

Notes: - The Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) is a South American dabbling duck. There are three sub-species: the South Georgian Pintail (Anas Georgica Georgica) found in South Georgia, the Chilean Pintail or Brown Pintail (Anas Georgica Spinicauda) found throughout much of South America, and the Niceforo's Pintail (Anas Georgica Niceforoi) which is now believed to be extinct.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
  Least Concern.  

Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Anas.

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South Georgian Pintail
South Georgian Pintail (Anas Georgica Georgica)