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African Darter

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Anhinga rufa Scientific name
Pelicaniformes Order
Phalacrocoracidae Family
80-97 cm. (Wingspan 115-128 cm) Length
Lakes, pools, swamps, still or slow moving water. Range:- See Map Habitat
Altitude
Range
 2-7 eggs, incubation by both parents 22- 26 days, fledging 42 days. They are fed by their parents for another 14 days. Clutch
Fish, frogs and some crustaceans and invertebrates. Food  
Swims or runs underwater catching fish. Habits
3644 - TSN: 174760 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

African Darter Candice Swarts Rietvlei Nature Reserve South Africa XC53995 Call

AKA:- Afrikaans: Slanghalsvoël
Czech: anhinga africká, Anhinga rezavá
Danish: Afrikansk Slangehalsfugl
German: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, Schlangenhalsvogel
English: African Darter, Australian Anhinga, Darter, Darter (African), Old Word Darter, Rufous Darter, Snakebird, Snake-bird
Spanish: Anhinga Africana, Aninga Africana, Aninga Común
Estonian: aafrika madukael
Finnish: Afrikankäärmekaula, käärmekaula
French: Anhinga, Anhinga d'Afrique, Anhinga du Sénégal, Anhinga roux
Irish: Sciobaire rua
Hebrew: נחשון, נחשון אפריקאי
Icelandic: Rauđskutli
Italian: Aninga africana, Ploto
Japanese: afurikahebiu
Japanese: アフリカヘビウ
Kwangali: Endeda
Latin: Anhinga melanogaster rufa, Anhinga rufa
Lithuanian: Afrikinis žalčiakaklis
Malagasy: Manarana, Manaranomby, Ragniboay, Vadimboay, Vorona lava ambozona
Dutch: Afrikaanse Slangehalsvogel, Afrikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian: Afrikaslangehals
Polish: wezówka, wezówka afrykanska, wężówka afrykańska
Portuguese: Mergulhăo-serpente
Russian: Африканская змеешейка, Змеешейки анхинги
Slovak: Anhinga červená, anhinga hrdzavokrká
Slovenian: afriški kačjevratnik
Sotho, Southern: Timeletsane-lalanoha
Swedish: Afrikansk ormhalsfĺgel
Swahili: Mbizi
Turkish: yılan boyun, Yılanboyun, yylanboyun
Tsonga: Gororo
Vietnamese: Cổ rắn
Xhosa: Ivuzi
Chinese: 红蛇鹈

Sub-species

African Darter: Anhinga rufa
African Darter (nominate): Anhinga rufa rufa
African Darter (chantrei): Anhinga rufa chantrei (?)
African Darter (Madagascar): Anhinga rufa vulsini TSN: 174758
African Darter (papua): Anhinga rufa papua (usually considered invalid)
 

 

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