Description: Pintails are of average size and somewhat smaller than mallards. The mail species in spring exhibit a long pin-like tail. The beak is grey blue and a bit brighter in cocks, lined with black and a black stripe running along the ridge. Their feet are grey with darker grey webbing. The wingspan is 80-95 cm.

Habitat: Few in their numbers, pintails settle in open water-bodies with shallows, reeds, sedges or other vegetation.

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