Darters (Anhingidae)

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) - HBW 1, p. 360

French: Anhinga d'Amérique German: Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel Spanish: Anhinga Americana
Other common names: American Darter, Snakebird

Taxonomy: Plotus Anhinga Linnaeus, 1766, Rio Tapajós, Pará, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • leucogaster (Vieillot, 1816) - USA (North Carolina to Texas) through C America to Panama; Cuba.
  • anhinga (Linnaeus, 1766) - S America from Colombia S to Ecuador and E of Andes to N Argentina; Trinidad and Tobago.