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Anhinga "Snakebird"

Anhinga anhinga

Description:

It is a cormorant-like bird with an average body length of 85 cm (33 in), a wingspan of 117 cm (46 in), and a mass of up to 1.35 kg (3.0 lb). It is a dark-plumaged piscivore with a very long neck, and often swims with only the neck above water. When swimming in this style the name Snakebird is apparent, since only the colored neck appears above water the bird looks like a snake ready to strike.

Notes:

Photo taken on INBio parque, Heredia

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1 Comment

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Gracias Jonathan

Ismael Chaves
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Ismael Chaves

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012

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