The pintail is an occasional autumn and Winter visitant, but never very common.
The pintail flies well and rapidly, the wings making a peculiar and easily recognised swishing sound.
This applies chiefly to wigeon, but we have frequently observed the same trait in pintail and occasionally in other species.
Just before noon on the following day the pintail passed close to a water-logged ship's boat.
The movements of pintail, as just stated, are clearly regulated by the state of water in the marshes.
The pintail's skipper never left the bridge for thirty-six hours.
By the third week in August good bags of pintail snipe are sometimes obtained in Bengal.
The geese and the pintail ducks, however, do not return to India until November.
Among the earliest of the birds to forsake the plains of Hindustan are the grey-lag goose and the pintail duck.
All of the first three species are abundant, as are also the scaup, baldpate, redhead and Bahaman pintail.