Nonnatives - White-cheeked Pintail

White-cheeked Pintail - Anas bahamensis

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1912

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 5 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to the Antilles, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile. This species is considered accidental in Florida. The sightings in Florida are of escaped or released birds.

Habitats: Lakes

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1996   Not reported breeding Merritt Island NWR, Pranty 1996f
Dade 1996   Not reported breeding Pranty 1996a
Escambia 1995   Not reported breeding Birds escaped from a local bird collector.
Hillsborough 1998   Not reported breeding 1 shot by a hunter, Pranty 1999a
Palm Beach 1998   Not reported breeding Pranty 1999a


Pranty, B. 1995b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1995]. Florida Field Naturalist 23:99-108.

Pranty, B. 1996a . Field observations [winter report: December 1995- February 1996]. Florida Field Naturalist 24:83-92.

Pranty, B. 1999a. Field observations [winter report: December 1998 to February 1999]. Florida Field Naturalist 27:130-140.

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