Silver Bahama Pintail

Scientific Name:Ana bahamernisis
Geographical Range: West Indies, northern South America, Southern United States
Habitat: Tropical areas
Diet in the Wild:Mostly feed off fish
Conservation Status: Their flock is threaten by hunters, decrease in habitat and predators.
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Physical Description:Females-slightly duller feather color, having a lighter colored bill.
Males-has brighter colored feathers and bill.
Both have white cheeks and throats, the rest of the body is light brown    feet and legs are gray

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Mother and father and their chicks

Reproductive Behavior: The male can breed all year around.  The male and female both go through vent sexing.  Breeding season begins in late April or early May.   The clutch size ranges from 6 to 12 cream colored eggs that are incubated for about 25 days.  The ducklins are ready to fly in about 6 weeks after being born.  They will reach sexuality maturity  at the end of their first year; however, many do not breed until their fseven years of age.

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