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The Anhinga

Posted by Susanna On February - 10 - 2011

While working mostly on my photos everyday I could observe this interesting bird (cormorant family) dry off at the pier. It is called Anhinga or better known as Snakebird. Why? Because it looks very amusing when it swims – and snakelike. The bird is not able to waterproof its feathers using oil produced by the uropygial gland like for example ducks. So it sinks easily and swims mostly only with the head sticking above water which as you can imagine looks like a snake. My first time I’ve seen that.

Anhinga

Anhinga

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