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African darter.   Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water.  A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish.  A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first, Anhinga rufa rufa
African darter. Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water. A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish. A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first.
Species: African darter, Anhinga rufa rufa
Image ID: 12830  
African darter.   Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water.  A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish.  A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first, Anhinga rufa rufa
African darter. Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water. A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish. A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first.
Species: African darter, Anhinga rufa rufa
Image ID: 12831  
African darter.   Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water.  A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish.  A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first, Anhinga rufa rufa
African darter. Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water. A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish. A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first.
Species: African darter, Anhinga rufa rufa
Image ID: 12832  
African darter.   Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water.  A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish.  A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first, Anhinga rufa rufa
African darter. Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water. A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish. A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first.
Species: African darter, Anhinga rufa rufa
Image ID: 12833  
African darter.   Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water.  A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish.  A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first, Anhinga rufa rufa
African darter. Darters are also known as snakebirds because they swim with only their heads and necks out of the water. A hinge mechanism at the birds eighth neck vertebra enables the bird to strike, snapping up insects on the water and stabbing fish. A stabbed fish is shaken loose, flipped up in the air and swallowed head first.
Species: African darter, Anhinga rufa rufa
Image ID: 12834