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

Anhinga (Unique ID: 895)
Anhinga
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Species: Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Location: Everglades National park, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: swimming
Sex: female     Visibility: head only     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: January 12, 2008
Equipment: Canon EOS 40D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 6.0

Notes: The Anhinga, sometimes called the "snake bird" is an amazing swimmer. While hunting fish, they will frequently raise just their heads above water. After grabbing a breath and looking around, they slide silently back under water (the moment captured here). They are really fun to watch!


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