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Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Sections

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Clark, R. G., K. A. Hobson and L. I. Wassenaar. 2009. Corrigendum: Geographic variation in the isotopic (?D, ?13C, ?15N, ?34S) composition of feathers and claws from Lesser Scaup and Northern Pintail: Implications for studies of migratory connectivity. Canadian Journal of Zoology no. 87 (6):553-554.

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Derrickson, S. R. 1978. The mobility of breeding Pintails. Auk no. 95:104-114.

Deuel, B. 1985. Experimental lead dosing of Northern Pintails in California. Calif. Fish and Game no. 71:125-128.

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Duncan, D. C. 1983. Extensive overland movement of Pintail, Anas acuta, brood and attempted predation by hawks. Can. Field-Nat. no. 97:216-217.

Duncan, D. C. 1985. Differentiating yearling from adult Northern Pintails by wing-feather characteristics. J. Wildl. Manage. no. 49:576-579.

Duncan, D. C. 1986d. Survival of dabbling duck broods on prairie impoundments in southeastern Alberta. Can. Field-Nat. no. 100:110-113.

Duncan, D. C. 1987a. Nest-site distribution and overland brood movements of Northern Pintails in Alberta. J. Wildl. Manage. no. 51:716-723.

Duncan, D. C. 1987b. Nesting of Northern Pintails in Alberta: laying date, clutch size, and renesting. Can. J. Zool. no. 65:234-246.

Duncan, D. C. 1987c. Variation and heritability in egg size of the Northern Pintail. Can. J. Zool. no. 65:992-996.

Duncan, D. C. 1988a. Body reserves of neonate Northern Pintails (Anas acuta). Can. J. Zool. no. 66:811-816.

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Recommended Citation

Clark, R. G., J. P. Fleskes, K. L. Guyn, D. A. Haukos, J. E. Austin, and M. R. Miller (2014). Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.163