Anas acuta

Pintail - Quite a large elegant dabbling duck with the beautiful long sharp tail as the name suggests. Both the male and female have a light blue bill. They feed by dabbling for plant food but occasionally also feed on seeds in fields. It prefers to dabble in shallow waters. It has a longer neck than some other duck species enabling it to feed in depths up to a foot deep. I came across these fabulous ducks at Ludo Salt Lakes and Quinta Do Lago in Portugal.

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