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Anhingidae

Anhingas, Darters

Joseph W. Brown
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No phylogenetic analysis of the anhinga inter-relationships has yet been performed.
Containing group: Pelecaniformes

Other Names for Anhingidae

References

Christidis, L. and W. Boles. 2008. Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.

Johnsgaard, P. A. 1993. Cormorants, Darters, and Pelicans of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

Nelson, J. B. 2006. Pelicans, Cormorants, and Their Relatives: The Pelecaniformes. Bird Families of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York.

Rasmussen, P.C. and Anderton, J.C. 2005. Birds of South Asia: the Ripley Guide. Barcelona, Spain: Lynx Edicions.

Ryan, P. G. 2007. Diving in shallow water: the foraging ecology of darters (Aves: Anhingidae). Journal of Avian Biology 38(4):507514.

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Scientific Name Anhinga novaehollandiae
Location Mary River, Northern Territory, Australia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Darter 2
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2008 penagate
Scientific Name Anhinga rufa
Location Marievale, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Body Part head
Source I am SO happy
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2007 Callie de Wet
Scientific Name Anhinga anhinga
Location Winter Park, Florida, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior The open mouth is the bird "sweating" / gularing. Birds dont have any sweat glands.
Source Anhinga
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2005 Ashok Khosla
Scientific Name Anhinga melanogaster
Location India
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Oriental Darter
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2008 Jayanth Sharma
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Joseph W. Brown
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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