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~Anhinga~
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 12:52
Viewed: 2897
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Anhinga was drying himself after a good swim in Hickey Creek, which is right in my backyard. We've had an amazing array of wildlife this year.
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The Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga), sometimes called Snakebird, Darter, American Darter, or Water Turkey, is a water bird of the warmer parts of North America and South America.

It is a cormorant-like bird with an average body length of 85 cm (35 in), a wingspan of 117 cm (45 in), and a weight of 1,350 g. It is a dark-plumaged fish-eater 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.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-26 17:56]

Good day Ange,
Nice capture of a bird I don't think I've seen on TrekNature, Colors and composition are good, thanks for sharing.
Rick

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