|SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN BIRDS
|Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club Southeastern Caribbean Bird Alert Trinidad and Tobago Rare Bird Committee
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
|Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
|Female at the Caroni Rice Fields, Trinidad, 11 June 2001. Photos © by Floyd Hayes. 1st for T&T. Found by Martyn Kenefick, this bird was present from 9-13 June 2001. Note the unmarked grey bill, plain head lacking a superciliary and long tail, distinguishing it from other potential duck species. The rufous breast colouration can be attributed to adventitious staining while foraging in a forward-leaning posture. Note the distinctly smaller size than that of Fulvous Whistling-Ducks (Dendrocygna bicolor) in flight photo at bottom right.