Oriental darter

Oriental darter

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Infraclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Anhinga melanogaster
LENGTH
850-920 mm
WINGSPAN
331-357 mm

The Oriental darter is a water bird of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a long and slender neck with a straight, pointed bill and, like the cormorant, it hunts for fish while its body is submerged in water. It spears a fish underwater, bringing it above the surface, tossing and juggling it before swallowing the fish head first. The body remains submerged as it swims, and the slender neck alone is visible above the water, which accounts for the colloquial name of snakebird. Like the cormorants, it has wettable feathers and it is often found perched on a rock or branch with its wings held open to dry.

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Ca

Carnivore

Pi

Piscivores

Ar

Arboreal

Na

Natatorial

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Ov

Oviparous

So

Soaring birds

Gl

Gliding

Mo

Monogamy

Co

Colonial

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

O

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior
Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR

References

1. Oriental darter Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_darter
2. Oriental darter on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22696712/93582012
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/684290

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