Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Darters (Anhingidae)

Code 4

ANHI

Code 6

ANHANH

ITIS

HEAD

Anhinga Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Scarlet to ruby red; Females sometimes dark brown, yellowish, or pink.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black with green gloss and silver-white streaking.
  • Forehead Color: Black with green gloss and silver-white streaking.
  • Nape Color: Black with green gloss and silver-white streaking.
  • Throat Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Anhinga Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 89 cm (35 in)
  • Weight: 1224 g (43.2 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black with green gloss.
  • Upperparts: Black with green gloss and silver-white streaks and spots on back and forewings.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Anhinga Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong graceful direct flight., Often soars like a raptor.
  • Wingspan Range: 114-122 cm (45-48 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with green gloss.
  • Under Tail: Black with green gloss.
  • Leg Color: Yellow-brown
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X