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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
A male perched and preening Locality San Blas, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp leucogaster)
Eldert Groenewoud 27 February 2007 6 years ago 42 sec 4.7
A female swimming, eating a fish and drying its wings Locality Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp anhinga)
Peter Nash 21 September 2005 8 years ago 46 sec 4.7
A bird diving several times on the river. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp anhinga)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 2 years ago 33 sec 4.6
A close-up of a pair, showing their colours during the mating season. Locality South Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp leucogaster)
Bill Wayman 1 June 2004 5 years ago 27 sec 4.6
bird is drying his wings Locality Gatún Lake, Panama Canal, Panama
Thore Noernberg 9 December 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 4.5
A male sits on the nest; a female is perched on a branch nearby Locality Flamingo Park, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp leucogaster)
Joe Angseesing 19 January 2009 4 years ago 29 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 94 photos
Anhinga with a pinfish
Locality Martin County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp Anhinga and darters)
birdqueen2127 14 March 2014 31 weeks ago 4.6
Bird sunning along salt water pond
Locality Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 15 February 2010 4 years ago 4.6
Siblings discussing an issue with stoic parent.
Locality Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp leucogaster)
Eileen Fonferko 15 March 2013 18 weeks ago 4.5
On stealthmode in canoe catching this female drying her feathers
Locality Tortuguero, Limón Province, Costa Rica (ssp leucogaster)
Mattias Hofstede 30 November 2011 2 years ago 4.5
bird near a water and near us.
Locality Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 19 March 2013 24 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina
Cristiano Crolle 26 July 2014 7 weeks ago 4.3