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Pintail Duck

Anas acuta
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Habitat: Shallow wetlands, fields, the edges of lakes.

Description:  Male: Chocolate brown head with a white breast and white stripe on its back.  It has a dark bill, and long tail feathers.  Female: Mottled light brown, all over its body.

Size: Male: 64-76cm long.  Female: 51-56 cm long.

Diet: Seeds of sedges, willows and pond weeds, larvae of amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates

Fun Facts: They line their nests with soft feathers from the female’s body.

Source: C. Fisher and J. Acorn. 1998. Birds of Alberta.  Lone Pine Publishing.

area wildlife + plants

Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Soft, woolly, grayish to blue-green leaves that alternate.  They are finely divided and looks almost like a fern.  Flowers grown in dense clusters at the top of the plant.  5 to 12 florets per flower, white or crem with straw colored central disk.
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