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Taxonomy: Order Suliformes >> Family Anhingidae >> Genus Anhinga

Anhinga (Unique ID: 510)
Anhinga
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Species: Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Location: Venice Rookery, Venice, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/non-breeding     Activity: stretching
Sex: female     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: October 29, 2005
Equipment: Canon EOS 20D and Canon 300mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 0.0

Notes: This bird is sometimes referred to as a Snake Bird or a Water Turkey. The first name refers to its swimming abilities underwater and its tendancy to surface with just the slender neck showing. The second name refers to the tail feathers that are very similar in appearance to a Wild Turkey.


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