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A winter visiting duck species found in Poole Harbour.



Photograph by: 
Frank Gardener

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Pintail
Scientific Name Anas acuta
Status Occasional
Interest Level
Species Family Ducks
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Mudflats
Look for An attractively marked duck with a pronounced pointed tail
Additional Identification Notes
  • One of the less common ducks to over winter in Dorset harbours
  • An attractive mixture of chocolate, yellow, white and grey colours
  • The main feature from a distance is its longish pointed tail after which it is named