Bird genealogy >> Order Suliformes >> Family Anhingidae
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Hemingbough, Saint Francisville, Louisiana


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO not available 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel Dutch  Amerikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Italian  Aninga americana Spanish  Aninga Americana


Anhingas (also called "Darters" in Africa and Asia) must spend time standing in the sun, drying their feathers when these become waterlogged. Like cormorants, their feathers are not water-proof, allowing them to eliminate air from their plumage and reduce their buoyancy.


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Anhinga male
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga d’Amérique

Jean-Michel PAULUS