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Category:Anhingidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Anhingidae


Large and particular long waterbirds of the Americas and Australia. They fish in fresh water by diving and spearing their prey. Their long sinous necks may give the impression of a snake while swimming, and thus they are known colloquially as snakebirds.


Anhingidae is a monotypic family in the order Suliformes.
It was formerly placed in the order Pelecaniformes.

Family Anhingidae viewedit

Genus Anhinga viewedit
A. anhinga Anhinga
A. rufa African Darter
A. melanogaster Oriental Darter
A. novaehollandiae Australasian Darter


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