Anhingidae – Darters & Anhinga

Anhinga Anhinga – Anhinga

The anhinga, Anhinga anhinga is a tropical American water bird. Anhinga means “devil bird” or “snake bird” in Tupi. When swimming, just the neck shows above water, resembling a snake poised to strike. They have no external nares and only breathe through their epiglottis. The anhinga, like other darters, hunts by spearing fish and other […]

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