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n. pl. pintail or pin·tails
Any of several ducks of the genus Anas having sharply pointed tails, especially A. acuta, found throughout the Northern Hemisphere.


n, pl -tails or -tail
(Animals) a greyish-brown duck, Anas acuta, with slender pointed wings and a pointed tail. Also called: sprigtail



n., pl. -tails, (esp. collectively) -tail.
any of several slim dabbling ducks with a long, pointed tail, esp. Anas acuta, of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Noun1.pintail - long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail featherspintail - long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks


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Starting this season, though, he and the rest of the country's duck hunters will have to settle for just one pintail, thanks to a reduction in the daily bag limit starting this season.
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Birds such as the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, usually migrate to wetlands in India.
He also created a number of ponds, which today are home to an range of exotic fowl, including Hawaiian geese (the world's rarest goose) Bahama pintail ducks from the Galapagos Islands, South American black-necked Swans, Australian black swans and giant chickens from China.
Yesterday Walker, of Pintail Way, Hayes, London, appeared at Liverpool crown court to have the case against him dismissed on the basis he did not touch Mr Smith and was not part of any joint enterprise to hurt him.
Laser feather follicle ablation was successful in 28 of 40 of the treated common pintail feathers (70%), and flight was not observed 7 month after the procedure in any of these birds.
The Old Bailey heard that the pintail comb had been taken out of Julie's red weave hair before being used as a lethal weapon in the attack in Battersea, south London, in May last year.
Northern pintail Anas acuta (hereafter pintail) populations within Suisun Marsh in California, the largest brackish water marsh in the western United States, have experienced substantial declines since the 1970s.
Among last year's hatchlings were the world's only known carnivorous duck - the South Georgian pintail - a species featured on BBC 1's Frozen Planet.