Definition of Anas acuta
1. Noun. Long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers.
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Literary usage of Anas acuta
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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"PINTAIL DUCK, Anas acuta, Aud. Orn. Biog., vol. iii. p. 214; vol. vp 615. Male, 29, 36. Female, 22^, 34. From Texas, throughout the interior, ..."
2. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York by New York Academy of Sciences (1828)
"Anas acuta, L. Mirror green, margined with black and white, above with rusty ; tail very long, ... Pintail Dusk, Anas acuta, Wih. Am Orn. viii. p. ..."
3. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"By many recent systematists, the Pintail (Anas acuta of LINN-EUS) has been separated from the other Teals, on account of the greater elongation of the two ..."
4. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"... can be the anas acuta, or pintail of Europe, which scarcely ventures to a climate less rigid than the shores of Orkney. A class of people called Kol ..."
5. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1798)
"... with which the trachea ends, and which is a trifle above the level of the top of the labyrinth. XIV. Anas acuta— The PINTAIL DUCK. fab. xiii. Fig. 6. ..."