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Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga

Description:

A bird of southern swamps, the Anhinga is known as the Water-Turkey for its swimming habits and broad tail, and also as the Snake-Bird for its habit of swimming with just its long head and neck sticking out of the water. 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 1.35 kg (48 oz). 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.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago
Anhinga or American Darter or Snakebird
Anhinga anhinga Anhinga, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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4 Comments

July Llanes
July Llanes 9 years ago

Thanks!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Yes, a female Anhinga.

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

Anhinga

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Nice job!

July Llanes
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July Llanes

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2012

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