No.035 Northern Pintail Anas acutad>

L=75cm @@@53cm@

Rank : 2
Winter Visitor
A winter visitor in Asakawa River basin. Likeother ducks, the number of the species has recently been greatly decreasing.What is the cause of the sharp decrease in the former common visitors inAsakawa River basin?  As its Japanese name suggests, Malefs long pointedtail sticks out, and will not be mistaken for other species. Feeding withits upside-down posture suggests that the naming gPintailh is just fit forthe bird. 

Northern Pintail(right)A(left)