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 for gray widgeon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pintail \Pin"tail`\, n.
     1. (Zool.) A northern duck ({Dafila acuta), native of both
        continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail.
        Called also gray duck, piketail, piket-tail,
        spike-tail, split-tail, springtail, sea pheasant,
        and gray widgeon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and
        Rocky Mountains ({Pedioc[ae]tes phasianellus); -- called
        also pintailed grouse, pintailed chicken,
        springtail, and sharptail.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Widgeon \Widg"eon\, n. [Probably from an old French form of F.
     vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio,
     -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially
     those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus
     Anas.+The+common+European+widgeon+({Anas+penelope">Anas. The common European widgeon ({Anas penelope) and the
     American widgeon ({Anas Americana) are the most important
     species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate,
     baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and
     [1913 Webster]
     Bald-faced widgeon, or Green-headed widgeon, the American
     Black widgeon, the European tufted duck.
     Gray widgeon.
     (a) The gadwall.
     (b) The pintail duck.
     Great headed widgeon, the poachard.
     Pied widgeon.
     (a) The poachard.
     (b) The goosander.
     Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser.
     Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary.
     Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]
     Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler.
     White widgeon, the smew.
     Wood widgeon, the wood duck.
        [1913 Webster]

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