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Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swamps in tropical and subtropical regions. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.

[Portuguese, from Tupí ayingá.]
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(Animals) another name for darter1
[C18: via Portuguese from Tupi]
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(ænˈhɪŋ gə)

n., pl. -gas.
any of various tropical and subtropical freshwater web-footed diving birds of the family Anhingidae. Also called snakebird, water turkey.
[1760–70; < Portuguese < Tupi]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anhinga - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed billanhinga - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
genus Anhinga - type genus of the Anhingidae
Anhinga anhinga, water turkey - blackish New World snakebird of swampy regions
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He's still surveying the world like he just got pooped out by a giant anhinga and he ain't never seen nuthin like this before.
Kingdoms, and Luckily (Anhinga Press), and Underwater City (University
(9) FLORA AND FAUNA: ce'elon 'Poinciana (plant)' (ce'el~cel 'shadow', [square root]cll), naxson 'Anhinga rufa' (naxas 'snake'), nispon 'mouse-eared bat' (nesef 'late night', [square root]nsf/p), pilpelon 'pepper tree', (pilpel 'pepper'), savyon 'groundsel' (sav 'old man'), tukon 'budgerigar (bird)' (tuki 'parrot'), xasilon 'shrimp' (xasil 'a kind of locust'), ya'aron 'field mouse' (ya'ar 'forest', [square root]y'r), yarkon 'greenfinch (bird, [square root]yrk)' (yarok 'green', [square root]yrk), zmiron 'singing bird' (zamir 'nightingale', [square root]zmr) (see (20) in the Appendix)
Most memories of my childhood are colored the same tannin hue of its waters and laced with fallen anhinga feathers.
The roster of southern Illinois birds in 2018 felt Floridian, with brown pelican, mottled duck, anhinga, white ibis and roseate spoonbill all reported.
Paperna [6] also reported that piscivorous birds that included the darter (Anhinga rufa) were definitive hosts for species of Clinostomum.
And you'll spot alligators, herons, anhinga, turtles, osprey, egrets and an occasional eagle.
Luego "sajino" Tayassu tajacu, "Venado colorado" Mazama americana y "Huangana" Tayassupecari Mientras en aves solo se registraron 6 especies poco significativas para el comercio: "perdiz" Tinamos major, "garza" Egretta thula y "Sharara" Anhinga anhinga de precio a US $ 1.00.
at a casual, beachfront home at 1253 Anhinga Lane on Sanibel.
RE Dzilam (61.707 ha) Reserva marina-costera con sistema Flamenco (Phoenicopterus hidrologico unico llamado "anillo ruber), boxpato (Cairina de cenotes" causado por el impacto moschata), anhinga de un meteorito.