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Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)

Synonyms: Anas acuta acuta
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Wikipedia Abstract

The pintail or northern pintail (Anas acuta) is a duck with wide geographic distribution that breeds in the northern areas of Europe, Asia and North America. It is 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 duck Eaton's pintail is considered to be a separate species.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
1
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
10
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.16622
EDGE Score: 1.15254

Attributes

Clutch Size [6]  8
Clutches / Year [4]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [3]  4,800,000
Incubation [4]  22 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  27 years
Speed [7]  46.081 MPH (20.6 m/s)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Wing Span [7]  35 inches (.90 m)
Adult Weight [2]  2.086 lbs (946 g)
Birth Weight [4]  26 grams
Female Weight [2]  1.956 lbs (887 g)
Male Weight [2]  2.218 lbs (1.006 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  13.4 %
Breeding Habitat [3]  Prairie wetlands, Arctic tundra
Wintering Geography [3]  Widespread U.S./Mexico
Wintering Habitat [3]  Wetlands, Agricultural
Diet [5]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [5]  20 %
Diet - Plants [5]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [5]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [5]  10 %
Forages - Ground [5]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [5]  70 %
Female Maturity [4]  8 months
Male Maturity [4]  8 months

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Range Map

Distribution

Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Middle America; North America; Southern Asia; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

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Attributes / relations provided by
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2Austin, JE and MR Miller. 1995. Northern pintail (Anas acuta). Account No. 163 in A. Poole and F. Gill, editors. The Birds of North America. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, DC
3Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
10FEEDING ECOLOGY OF PINTAIL HENS DURING REPRODUCTION, GARY L. KRAPU, The Auk 91: 278-290. April 1974
11Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 45–61, 2004
12Blakiston’s Fish-owl, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
13Spermophilus franklinii, Andrea C. Ostroff and Elmer J. Finck, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 724, pp. 1–5 (2003)
14Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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