National Geographic : 1951 Oct
© National (Geographic Society + Pintails, Arrow-swift in Flight, Are the "Greyhounds of Waterfowl" Hunters need steady nerves and accurate judgment when a Pintail rockets overhead. The species, though widely dispersed, is more common in the West, nesting from Nebraska and California to the Arctic. This male made a migratory stop near Washington, D. C . 528 IKdachrl ies by Arthur A. Allen + While Father Goes His Carefree Way, Mother Pintail Tends the Nest Drakes soon lose interest in their nesting mates. Forming huge flocks, they revert to bachelor habits. Offspring never see their fathers unless by chance at the fall migratory assembly. This Pintail chose Utah's Bear River marshland for a homesite.