Bahama Pintail

a.k.a. White-cheeked Pintail, Bahama Duck

Anas bahamensis

A Bahama Pintail
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

This distinctive duck is found in the West Indies, the Galapagos and central South America. The bird is generally brownish in coloration with white sides on the head and throat.

They are not terribly social, usually being found in pairs or small groups. They are dabblers and nest on the ground. The 5-12 buff colored eggs take 25-26 days to hatch.


Bahama Pintail Links:

The Wildfowl Omnibus


A White-cheeked Pintail from the Galapagos
Photos courtesy of Jean S. B-C Mower-Allard


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