White-cheeked Pintail (Bahama Pintail) Anas bahamensis

This species is native to South and Central America but is popular in captivity and escaped birds are frequently encountered in the wild.

The name Bahama Pintail seems to be more commonly used in contexts of captive birds, with White-cheeked Pintail being the favoured name for wild birds.

Although I'm sure leucistic birds could rarely appear in the wild, such birds represent a large proportion of captive, and therefore escaped, birds.

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captive leucistic White-cheeked Pintail, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 12th April 2004

 

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captive White-cheeked Pintails, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 4th December 2010

captive normal and leucistic White-cheeked Pintail, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 18th January 2004

 

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captive White-cheeked Pintail, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 12th March 2011

 

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captive White-cheeked Pintail, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2013

 

captive White-cheeked Pintail (with Wigeon), Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 7th December 2013

 

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escaped White-cheeked Pintail, Bittering (Norfolk, UK), 2nd March 2014