African Darter Photos, Anhinga rufa rufa


Photos of Anhinga rufa rufa, African darter
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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, 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, 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, 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, Anhinga rufa rufa

Updated: November 29, 2021

Species permalink: Anhinga rufa rufa
Common name permalink: African darter