Wet Anhinga MG_2227

Another shot from the Everglades National Park.
The anhinga, sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, secret crow, is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.
The anhinga does not have waterproof feathers,therefore after diving in search of food, he needs to dry his feathers with his wings spread, thus the reference to the male anhinga as the “piano bird”. The female feather has a more brown back.

Wet Anhinga MG_2227

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