Bird GuideDucks and GeeseWhite-cheeked Pintail
White-cheeked Pintail
Anas bahamensis

At a Glance

Widespread in the Caribbean and South America, this marsh duck sometimes wanders to Florida, mainly in winter. Sightings elsewhere in eastern North America might pertain to escapes from captivity.
Duck-like Birds
Low Concern
Freshwater Wetlands, Lakes, Ponds, and Rivers, Saltwater Wetlands

Range & Identification


17". A small dabbling duck, mostly warm brown, with white cheeks and throat, dark crown, red on base of bill. Pointed tail is pale buff.
About the size of a Crow, About the size of a Mallard or Herring Gull
Tail Shape
Pointed, Wedge-shaped

Songs and Calls

Male gives a squeaky call and female a short quack.
Call Type