Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica

Chilean name: Pato jergón grande
Brazilian name: Marreca-parda
Yellow-billed  Pintail, near Urugaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image The Yellow-billed Teal is distributed from southern Colombia to Tierra del Fuego and across to South Georgia in the South Atlantic from which the species name is derived. It breeds in Rio Grande do Sul but there also seems to be a migration of other populations into south Brazil during the austral winter.

All these photos show the sub-species A. g. spinicauda.

Yellow-billed  Pintail, near Urugaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Distinguishing features are its bright yellow bill with black culmen, its pointed tail and its speckled flanks. It is larger and has a longer neck than the similar Speckled Teal A. flavirostris but the neck is sometimes held squat as you can see from the bird in the second photo.
Yellow-billed  Pintail and Speckled Teal, Caulin, Chiloe, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image The 3rd photo shows 2 Yellow-billed Pintail on the right with a Speckled Teal on the left.

For a comparison with Speckled Teal in flight, click here.

For recordings and a distribution map see xeno-canto.

Yellow-billed  Pintail, near Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Yellow-billed  Pintail, Caulin, Chiloe, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image
Yellow-billed  Pintail, Chiloe, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Yellow-billed  Pintail, Chiloe, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Yellow-billed  Pintail, Pinguino de Humboldt, R.N., Chile, January 2007 - click for larger image
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