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Anhinga anhinga


Male Anhinga in his nest with a chick. The chick kept begin him for food, to the point of literally sticking its head in his mouth as he was regurgitating! It is a cormorant-like bird with an average body length of 85 cm, a wingspan of 117 cm, and a mass of up to 1.35 kg. 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. They do not have external nares (nostrils) and breathe solely through their epiglottis.


Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Florida

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Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 6 years ago

Thank you DanielePralong

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Wonderful series Alex!

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 6 years ago

Thanks you James McNair. Regards

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Wonderful image with the chick...adorable. Good luck Alex!

Alex Salcedo
Alex Salcedo 6 years ago

Thank you Fyn Kynd. Either way a great honor to be nominated. Best regards

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Wonderful series!

Alex Salcedo
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Alex Salcedo

Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 19, 2015


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