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Anhinga d'Amérique

Anhinga anhinga

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Birds of North America

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Anhinga

B L W W W Family Latin Name
35" 90cm 45" 114.3cm 43.2oz 1225g Anhingidae Anhinga anhinga

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter

Distribution: The Anhinga is nicknamed the snake bird and recognized by its long thin neck, small head and dagger-like bill. It is a long-tailed diver and feeds mainly on fish. This bird is seen in swamps and inland fresh water sources in the southeastern parts of North America. It can be found from the eastern coast of North Carolina to Oklahoma and south through eastern Texas. It lives in Mexico and on the Caribbean islands, as well as east to the Atlantic coast and to the southern tip of Florida.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds