AUSTRALIAN BIRDS – DARTERS

The Australian waterbirds, waders and shorebirds that are featured in this website were all photographed in their natural habitat, not in captivity.

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Australian Snake-necked darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae, flying across water in Queensland AustraliaTo see the photos of WATERBIRDS, WADERS AND SHOREBIRDS within a specific category 

Anyone who’s familiar with the Brazilian Tupi language will be aware that ‘Anhinga’, the name of the genus to which this bird belongs, means ‘snake bird’, and when the Snake-necked Darter takes to the water, with only its long slender neck visible above the surface, it’s easy to see how it acquired its colloquial name.

This gallery includes photos of this beautiful Australian bird in its most familiar pose when drying its wings and when in flight, and also shows images of fluffy chicks on their nest.  

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