The White-cheeked Pintail lives in the Caribbean, South America, and the Galapagos Islands. Birds from the Caribbean move to Texas and Florida. This species occurs on waters with a degree of salinity, such as brackish lakes, estuaries and mangrove swamps. It may be found from sea level to 2,500 metres of elevation in Bolivia.
The White-cheeked Pintail feeds by dabbling and up-ending its body into the water, to reach deeper food. It feeds on small aquatic animals, seeds of aquatic vegetation, and algae.
The above picture was taken at the Zoological Garden of Berlin, Germany, in August 2010.
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