Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Anhinga and Darter :: Anhinga
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): American Anhinga, Water-turkey, American Darter, Snakebird
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSe. North America, e. Central America, nw. to se. South America;
(1) Se. United States (Texas e. to Florida and North Carolina), West Indies (Cuba, Isle of Pines, Grenada), both slopes of Mexico (n. to Sinaloa in the w. and Tamaulipas in the e.), Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Tempisque Basin, Bebedero Basin, Isla Pajaros, Estero Madirigal, Rio Frio-Cano Negro regions) and Panama.
(2) W. of the Andes in n. Colombia (upper Cauca Valley) s. to w. Ecuador and e. of the Andes in s. Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, Brazil (Bahia, Parana at Iguazu Falls), e. Ecuador, e. Peru, c. Bolivia, Paraguay, ne. Argentina and n. Uruguay (mouth of the Rio Parana).
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer: se. OKA, s. and e. TEX, s. and e. ARK, extreme se. MOU (formerly), s. ILL (formerly), extreme sw. KTY, extreme w. TEN, LOU, w. and s. MIS, s. ALA, FLA, s. GEO, e. SCA and se. NCA;
Winter: e. TEX, s. LOU, s. MIS, s. ALA, FLA, s. and e. GEO, se. SCA.
Matlacha, Lee County, Florida, USA - May 27, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is swimming showing off its snakelike neck.
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Feb 20, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is drying its wings and preening.
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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