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(Redirected from Anhinga novaehollandiae novaehollandiae)
Alternative name: Australian Darter
An 85β97 cm (33Β½-38ΒΌ in) tall cormorant-like species
Females and immature birds are browner.
This is a monotypic species.
Clean fresh water in lakes and large slow-flowing rivers.
Often swims with only the neck above water.
They spear their prey (mainly fish but also other aquatic animals e.g. snakes, frogs, crustaceans etc.) underwater as they swim along.
They build a stick platform nest in a tree; the clutch consists of 3-6 eggs. They often nest with herons, egrets and cormorants.
Colonial breeders, they can form large heronries with cormorants, egrets and bitterns etc.
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