- Anas bahamensis
- Dark brown cap and hindneck
- White cheek and throat
- Steely-grey bill
- Bright red triangle surrounded by black on the side at bill base
- Body feathers mostly dark brown with broad, buffy edges
- Green speculum bordered by buff
Adult Female: Slightly duller
Three subspecies have what seem to be disjoint distributions:
- A.b. bahamensis is locally common in the Caribbean, from the Greater Antilles to northern Lesser Antilles, and additionally in coastal northern South America (Colombia to northeastern Brazil)
- A.b. rubrirostris is found along the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador south to central Chile; eastern South America from eastern Bolivia to central and eastern Brazil south to northern Argentina and Uruguay
- A.b. galapagensis is found in the Galapagos Islands.
Wetlands, swamps, and ponds including both freshwater and hypersaline.
The diet includes aquatic plants and small creatures obtained by dabbling.
It nests on the ground under vegetation and near water.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) White-cheeked Pintail. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 1 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/White-cheeked_Pintail
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