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Lesser Bahama Pintail

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The white-cheeked pintail, also known as the Bahama pintail or summer duck, is a species of dabbling duck. It was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name.


Mass: 490 g (Large Adult) 

Scientific name: Anas bahamensis

Conservation status: Least Concern

Lesser Silver Bahama Pintail

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The Silver Bahama Pintail Duck is a special color mutation of the Bahama Pintail. These silver birds are particularly noteworthy as they retain all the best and most alluring features of the original colored ducks but all in light and bright silver tones. The bill is still red and slate blue. The feather markings over the entire bird - from the graceful facial markings to the dramatically stippled chest and lacey waves over the wing feathers - are all pale silvers, blues, and whites.

Males and females look very much alike. And in general, Silver Bahama Pintail Ducks are friendly and easy to care for. They are docile and non-aggressive with other birds and would do well in a mixed flock of species. They are great aviary birds.

Range: Silver Bahama Pintail Ducks are only found in captivity.

Habitat: These special mutations of the Bahama Pintail are completely domesticated and are not found in the wild landscape.

Status in the Wild: Silver Bahama Pintail Ducks are considered to be domestic birds.

Status in Aviculture: Silver Bahama Pintail Ducks are in high demand due to their rarity and their beauty.

Northern Pintail

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The pintail or northern pintail is a duck with wide geographic distribution that breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator.


Scientific name: Anas acuta

Mass: 0.45 – 1.4 kg