An Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) drying its wings in the sun after a fishing session. The Darter is in the same order as cormorants and looks very similar (if not a bit more snakey - hence their nick name “snakebirds”). Very well adapted to an amphibious lifestyle, the bird inhabits and hunts for fish in both freshwater and brackish water environments, very rarely in salty or estuarine habitats
May 13, 2012 / 1 note

An Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) drying its wings in the sun after a fishing session. The Darter is in the same order as cormorants and looks very similar (if not a bit more snakey - hence their nick name “snakebirds”). Very well adapted to an amphibious lifestyle, the bird inhabits and hunts for fish in both freshwater and brackish water environments, very rarely in salty or estuarine habitats

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