Before this photo trip I had never seen an Anhinga except from afar. I assumed they were Cormorants. Seen close they are really beautiful birds.
Anhinga’s are also called Snake birds, they swim with only their neck and head above water. Piano birds is another name based on their wing feather shape and colors.
Like Cormorants they lack body oil for their feathers so they must spend time with wings held wide, drying off. They are much bigger than our local Cormorants.
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