Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The Anhinga (Scientific name - Anhinga anhinga) is a waterbird found in the Southern U.S. around the Gulf of Mexico. It is also found in the Caribbean and into South America as far South as Uruguay. These birds like warm water and prefer fresh water. They are known by a number of names including, Water Turkey, Snakebird (because they swim with just their long necks out of the water), and the American Darter. 
The Anhinga has a long 'S' shaped neck and long thin pointed bill. They have long broad tail feathers. 
Last photo taken in February 2011 and others in August 2016 at Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida


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