Northern Pintail (Female)
Northern Pintail (Female)
Northern Pintail (Male, ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Anas acuta
Arabic Name 
البلبول الشائع
Kuwaiti name 
87.0 cm
62.0 cm
Least Concern


Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Up to 150 individuals have been recorded; often seen at Jahra Bay and vicinity. This elegant, long-necked duck usually feeds in deeper water than its relatives.
Where in Kuwait 
In winter it prefers sheltered coastal habitats and inland waters in the Jahra area.
In the world 
A thin-necked dabbling duck with a long bill with a mainly continental distribution in west Palearctic.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.