Anhinga

Bronze

33 x 12 x 10 inches

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) can be found in the warm marsh waters of the America's swimming with only its snorkel like head and neck out of the water. Unlike most other birds they do not have an oil gland to waterproof themselves so when they get wet, they are neutrally buoyant and able to stalk fish underwater where they stab pray with a daggerlike bill. After swimming the bird perches on a branch facing the sun, fan out its wings and turkey shape tail to warm its body and dry its feathers out. The Tupi Indians of Brazil named them “Anhinga” meaning Devil Bird possibly due to its grunting vocalizations.

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