Definition of pintail
: a bird having elongated central tail feathers; especially : a slender long-necked duck (Anas acuta) of the northern hemisphere with the breeding male having a brown head, a white breast with a white line continuing up the side of the neck, chiefly gray upperparts, and a long black tail and with the female having chiefly mottled brown plumage
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Species observed this year included common goldeneye, hooded and common merganser, green-winged teal, ruddy duck, pintail, hooded merganser, common merganser and northern shoveler.
BIRD HUNTING: A forest protection squad in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu arrested four people suspected of illegally hunting a total of 37 pintail ducks and glossy ibises, two migratory bird species, according to The Hindu.
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