immature male drying wings in sun (Florida, USA; 2007-12-31)

Anhinga anhinga

Native Range: North America and Latin America

Notes: the many distinctive features include a long snake-like neck, straight pointed bill with which the bird spears fish, and a long squared-off tail

immature male (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29) adult female showing gular (throat) pouch (Florida, USA; 2007-12-23)
female preening (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29) female showing neck flexibility (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)
breeding pair (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29) posing for the camera (Florida, USA; 2007-12-23)
male in breeding condition (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29) swimming with tail splayed (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)
adult male drying wings (Florida, USA; 2007-12-23) swimming female showing snake-like neck (Florida, USA; 2007-12-31)
breeding female trying to swallow a prize (Florida, USA; 2008-12-24) showing curly-Q neck (Florida, USA; 2007-12-31)