Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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The crown and hindneck of the male white-cheeked pintail are medium-brown and weakly mottled. The sides of the head, throat and upper foreneck are pure white. The remainder of the body plumage is mostly warm medium-brown and spotted with black on the breast and underparts. The upperparts have black feather centers. The uppertail and undertail coverts and pointed tail are a warm buff. The upperwing coverts are brown, with buff tips to greater coverts. Tertials are somewhat elongated, pointed and blackish with pale-brown fringes. Secondaries have a narrow metallic-green basal band, black subterminal border and very wide buff terminal band. The underwing is dark, with a paler central band, blackish underside to flight feathers, pale trailing edge and white axillaries. He occasionally utters a low whistle. The female is white of face and bill coloration a little duller than the male, and is also a little smaller, with a shorter tail. The White-cheeked Pintail feeds on aquatic plants and small creatures obtained by dabbling. The nest is on the ground under vegetation and near water.The duck is a yearlong resident of fresh to hypersaline bodies of water. Pair bonds are formed soon after the post-breeding molt. Breeding season is from February to June, but varies depending upon rainfall and availability of invertebrates. Nests are made of a scrape on dry land concealed under a clump of vegetation, sometimes a great distance from water. Hens may lay between 5-12 light tan eggs.for more images....

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