African Darter
Anhinga rufa
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'Anhinga' refers to a specialized 'hinge' between two neck vertebrae which allows the African darter to make a quick thrust when spearing prey. The left lower photo of an immature was taken at Lake Duluti (2-11), courtesy of Colin Beale. The 2nd & 3rd row flight photos were taken at the TPC ponds-Moshi, courtesy of Christine Baissac. The other photos were taken in Selous, Lake Nakuru (Kenya) and the Okavanga delta. The top photo is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The 5th row photos are courtesy of Ethan Kinsey; the right 2nd row and 7th row photos (Lufupa-Zambia, 4-16) are courtesy of Brad Johnson. Click the photo above to see 12 enlargements including a nest.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Ethan Kinsey, Colin Beale, Alessandra Toniutti, Brad Johnson, Karine Van der Vurst
Tom Nicholls, Tembo Kijani Lodge staff, Christine Baissac, Paul Kivuyo

Last Update this page: 12-19-21