White-cheeked Pintail


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The white-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis), also known as the Bahama pintail or summer duck,[2] is a species ofdabbling duck. It was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name.

It is found in the Caribbean, South America, and the Galápagos Islands. It occurs on waters with some salinity, such as brackish lakes, estuaries and mangrove swamps. There are three subspecies:

  • A. b. bahamensis—lesser Bahama pintail—in the Caribbean, and a vagrant to southern Florida
  • A. b. rubirostris—greater Bahama pintail—in South America; it may be partly migratory, breeding in Argentina and wintering further north. source

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