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Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-10 5:35
Viewed: 3113
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a widely-occurring duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory and winters south of its breeding range to the equator. Unusually for a bird with such a large range, it has no geographical subspecies if the possibly conspecific Eaton's Pintail is considered to be a separate species.

This is a fairly large duck, with a long pointed tail that gives rise to the species' English and scientific names. The male has a very distinctive brown, grey and white appearance, whereas the female has mainly light brown plumage and a shorter tail. The male's call is a mellow whistle, whereas the female quacks like a Mallard.

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Hi Subhrojyoti!
Interesting picture.
A landscape with very nice birds.

Hello Subhrojyoti !
This is a very nice picture - your timing was excellent, and you managed to freeze several flying ducks. i like their poses, just as well as the natural colors, the composition, the POV. Nice also to see large parts of the landscape in BG, so we see the natural environment of the ducks. Very well done !

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