No.035 Northern Pintail Anas acuta

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Rank : 2
Winter Visitor

A winter visitor in Asakawa River basin. Like other ducks, the number of the species has recently been greatly decreasing. What is the cause of the sharp decrease in the former common visitors in Asakawa River basin?  As its Japanese name suggests, Malefs long pointed tail sticks out, and will not be mistaken for other species. Feeding with its upside-down posture suggests that the naming gPintailh is just fit for the bird. 

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