Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758
Northern Pintail

The Northern Pintail is considered an "uncommon migrant" (Clapp, 1990) at Kwajalein. We have seen them several different years in winter and spring, usually in a rain filled trench along the lagoon side of the runway or in the water catchment on the runway at Roi-Namur. We have also seen them in and around the raw fresh water tanks and in a rain-filled depression next to the Richardson Theater. It was one of three species of ducks present at the same time in March, 2012.

Created 24 January 2018

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