Origin of pintail
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This applies chiefly to wigeon, but we have frequently observed the same trait in pintail and occasionally in other species.Unexplored Spain
The Pintail flies well and rapidly, the wings making a peculiar and easily recognised swishing sound.British Sea Birds
Among the earliest of the birds to forsake the plains of Hindustan are the grey-lag goose and the pintail duck.
By the third week in August good bags of pintail snipe are sometimes obtained in Bengal.
The pintail snipe (Gallinago stenura) are invariably the first to appear, but they visit only the eastern parts of Northern India.
- a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail
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Word Origin and History for pintail
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