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The Anhinga is a water bird and the word "anhinga" comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird. It is a dark-plumed bird with a very long neck, and often swims with only the neck above water.
Anhinga species are found all over the world in warm shallow waters.
This bird was spotted on a private pond in the Iona area of Fort Myers, Florida.
Spotted on Jul 11, 2010
Submitted on Dec 16, 2011