Northern Pintail: here’s the scoop
Their overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable. This species has undergone a large and statistically significant decrease over the last 40 years in North America (-77.3% decline over 40 years).
Open lowland grassland, prairie or tundra habitats containing freshwater, brackish and saline wetlands with shallow water
Seeds, algae, rice, tubers, aquatic plants, grasses, and aquatic invertebrates
18 – 22 years
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Long-distance migrants. Northern pintails are one of the first ducks to migrate south to wintering grounds in the southern half of the United States, Mexico, and Central America.
North America, Europe, and Asia
Widespread and abundant