Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Anhinga
Family: Anhingidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
rufa
NOTES

A long-tailed, long-necked bird which grows to about 79 cm and has a sharp pointed bill. Swims with the body almost totally submerged. Feeds on frogs and fish. Nests colonially in reeds or dead trees.


AUTHORITY
(Daudin, 1802)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The breeding male is black with longitudinal white streaks on the back, a black crown, white chin and chestnut throat
Colour: Black
Notes: Females and non-breeding males are brown with fawn underparts
Colour: Brown
Common Name
African darter
Darter
Slanghalsvoel
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen swimming or perched quietly in trees overhanging the water
HABITAT NAME: River
NOTES: Often seen perched in trees on the river bank
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Anhinga africana



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