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 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 eleven enlargements.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 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, Tembo Kijani Lodge staff

Last Update this page: 3-27-17