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Darter or Snakebird

Anhinga melanogaster


Long, snake-like neck; pointed long bill; tail is fan shaped; breeding adults have dark brown crown and hind neck; Streaked and mottled with silvery-grey on back and wings; white stripe on sides of upper neck; chin and upper throat are white Photo taken at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India


Fresh water lakes; jheels (ponds), reservoirs, rivers and marshes


Info taken from: 1.Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh By – Bikram Grewal, Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar and Garima Bhatia 2.Birds of the Indian Subcontinent By – Richard Grimmett, Carl Inskipp and Tim Inskipp

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1 Comment

Brian38 a year ago

Wow Karan! Great shot! Love the plumage!

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Feb 26, 2019
Submitted on Mar 11, 2019

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