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Anhinga

Anhinga
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Anhingidae
Genus:Anhinga
Species: anhinga
Binomial name
Anhinga anhinga

The Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga), is sometimes called Snakebird, Darter or American Darter. It is closely related to Indian Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) and African Darter (Anhinga rufa). It is a member of the Anhingidae family.

The Anhinga is a water bird of the warmer parts of North America and South America. It is a Cormorant-like bird that has a very long neck. It often swims with only the neck above water. It is a fish-eater.

This species is related to other Pelecaniformes as below:

Pelecaniformes



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