[Tweeters] Little Pintail

Carl Haynie hayncarl at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 05:53:40 PDT 2021


It is quite tame, but I don’t see in our bird the internal rufous markings
on darker scapular feathers that Eaton’s [Sourhern] Pintail seems to show
in photos I’ve looked at (small sample). I believe the speculum differs as

Carl Haynie

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM Larry Schwitters <leschwitters at me.com>

> There's a very tame dabbling duck at the main beach of Lake Sammamish

> State Park that has the plumage of a female Northern Pintail but is

> significantly smaller than the Mallards it’s hanging with. Small enough to

> make it not a Northern Pintail. There’s a Southern Pintail that's the right

> size?


> Couldn’t be. Could it?


> Larry Schwitters

> Issaquah

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