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Anas bahamensis (White-cheeked Pintail)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis), also known as the Bahama pintail or summer duck, is a species of dabbling duck. It was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name.
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Anas bahamensis bahamensis (Bahama pintail)
Anas bahamensis galapagensis (Galapagos pintail)
Anas bahamensis rubrirostris (South Bahama pintail)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.34329
EDGE Score: 1.20695


Adult Weight [1]  1.085 lbs (492 g)
Birth Weight [2]  34 grams
Diet [3]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [3]  70 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  8
Incubation [4]  25 days


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
North, Middle and East Caicos Ramsar Site Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) A1, A2, A4i, A4iii, B4i  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Ruppia maritima (Ditch grass)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Branta bernicla (Brent Goose)1
Brevoortia aurea (Brazilian menhaden)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Lagodon rhomboides (Salt-water bream)1
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)1


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Caribbean; North America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz 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
6Gibson, 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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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