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A male and female Northern Pintail photographed congregating with a larger group of ducks at the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. Other species present include the Northern Shoveler and the Green-winged Teal.

A male Northern Pintail (left) flanked by a male and female Northern Shoveler (bottom right) and a male Green-winged Teal (top).

A male Northern Pintail (left) flanked by a male and female Northern Shoveler (bottom right) and a male Green-winged Teal (top).

The male and female Northern Pintails together.  In this picture the male is facing right and the female is facing left.

The male and female Northern Pintails together. In this picture the male is facing right and the female is facing left.

The female Northern Pintail (left) and the male Northern Pintail (center) with a pair of male Green-winged Teal (right).

The female Northern Pintail (left) and the male Northern Pintail (center) with a pair of male Green-winged Teal (right).

The male and female Northern Pintails together.

The male and female Northern Pintails together.

When I came too close the ducks took to the air.  Here the male Northern Pintail  is fleeing with a group of three male Northern Shovelers.

When I came too close the ducks took to the air. Here the male Northern Pintail is fleeing with a group of three male Northern Shovelers.

The male Northern Shoveler.

The male Northern Pintail.

Observation Details

County Tarrant
City Arlington
Date Feb 3, 2013
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Northern Pintail Observation Location
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