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snake·bird

 (snāk′bûrd′)
n.

snakebird

(ˈsneɪkˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) another name for darter

an•hin•ga

(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snakebird - fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed billsnakebird - 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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9 -- Snakebird is a lot like snake and is similar in that respect to another game in this list.
Its nickname, "snakebird," comes from its habit of swimming with only its head and neck above the water, like a snake.
The anhinga, or snakebird, is common at Wakulla Springs and throughout Florida.