Pintail (Northern Pintail) Anas acuta

Pintail duck
Northern Pintail drake
Northern Pintail
The Pintail, also called Northern Pintail to distinguish it from southern species, is native to the northern hemisphere of the Americas, Europe and Asia. It breeds in the north of its range and migrates south to winter.
Pintail duck and drake
Northern Pintail drake
Northern Pintail
Only the male, above in breeding plumage, has the long, thin tail that gives the species its name. The brown mallard-like female pintail, above left and below, does not have a long tail.
Northern Pintail pair
No, I've got a headache
"I can't believe I heard you say that"
The blue-billed male is much larger than the female
Pintail drake A little green shows on his head in the right light
Pintail Did you wonder why they were called "ducks"?
Pintail male In eclipse plumage he loses the white neck-stripe but retains his plumed cloak
Northern Pintail female The female Pintail . . .
Pintail female . . . doesn't have a pin tail
Pintail male The olive green speculum (wing-flash)
Northern Pintails Pintails
Northern Pintail male eclipse Male Pintail eclipse (autumn/winter) plumage
Northern Pintail male eclipse Breeding plumage
Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail male
Northern Pintail male
The face doesn't have white plumage - its just how the light catches the wet.