Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54044

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Anas
Genus species:Anas bahamensis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:48 cm
Identification:The white-cheeked pintail, like the name suggests, has large white cheek patches. Its forehead, crown, and hind neck is dark brown. The bill is black with a red or orange base. Its tail is long and mottled brown and buff.
Habitat:Mangrove swamps, tidal creeks, estuaries, mud flats, freshwater lakes and ponds
Diet:Omnivore: algae, small invertebrates
Reproduction:White-cheeked pintails form very strong pair bonds. Females alone are responsible for caring for their 5-12 eggs and chicks. Incubation lasts 28 days. Fledging takes place at 44-60 days of age.
These ducks rarely gather in flocks larger than 100 birds. Singles, pairs, or small parties are much more common.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northern South America
Central South America
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:White-cheeked pintail
duck-like bird
Bahama pintail
Anas
Anatidae
Anseriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ducks
Water birds
Waterfowls
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54044