Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday's Foto

Nicknamed "the greyhound of the air", the elegant Northern Pintail has experienced severe population declines in the last 50 years due to loss of grassland habitat and drought. I found this individual feeding with several Green-winged Teal and Mallards in the tiny Return-a-Gift Pond at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation lists the pintail as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

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