Pilet des Bahamas sur l'eau au parc animalier Le PAL
Pilet des Bahamas au bord de l'eau au PAL

Bahama pintail

Scientific name :
Class :
Order :
Family :

The Bahama pintail is a species of dabbling duck. Unlike many other ducks, it displays no sexual dimorphism. It is mainly brown in colour, with white cheeks. Half of its bill is black with a red outline, and the other half is grey.


Geographic distribution of the Bahama pintail

Bahama pintails are found in Alaska, the United States and South America.


Habits of the Bahama pintail

Bahama pintails nest on the ground near water. They live in pairs or small groups. They are as comfortable on land as on water and can run quite quickly.

Did you know?

This small duck species can be easily bred as it reproduces quite well in captivity. This has given rise to many mutations created by breeders: albinos, silver, etc.
Mangroves, brackish waters and estuaries, more rare in freshwater environments
Size: 35-50 cm
Weight: 470 to 650 g.
Algae, seeds, buds, leaves, aquatic plants, aquatic insects and snails
Longevity: 15-20 years
Lays: 5-12 eggs
Incubation: 25 days.
Weaning: 40-60 days.

Conservation status

Stable Threatened Critically endangered