Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Order: Suliformes
Family: Anhingidae
Genus: Anhinga
Species: anhinga

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Alford, Florida
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Summerville, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
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On Apr 1, 2018, augustus9 from Cape Canaveral, FL wrote:

I, personally, think that the Anhinga is one of the most interesting of all the upright waterbirds.
Some of my favorite facts are listed below:

1. All of the Anhinga's feathers aren't waterproof. (Cormorants have a waterproof insulating down that keeps water of their skin).

2. Anhingas behave a lot like a Heron or Egret wile hunting, except that they stalk their prey while under water.

3. The Anhinga makes an incredible transformation while drying its feathers: It goes from a swimming fish eater to a bird able to soar great heights!

We get them a lot here in Florida, very fun to observe.

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On Aug 10, 2009, catbird8 from Houston, TX wrote:

The Anhinga is very common here in South Texas. I took a recent confirmation shot of one in Little White Oak Bayou, on the near northside of Houston. They can be seen in golf course ponds and the coastal area of local rivers. Some people don't like them. Others do. My confirmation shot was not clear enough to post in the BirdFiles. Rod

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