A. Common and Scientific Names
1. Common Names: anhinga, darter. Also known as: snake bird, water-
turkey, and American darter.
a. The word of anhinga comes from Brazilian Tupi Language which means devil bird or snake bird (Encyclopedia of Life).
2. Scientific Name: Anhinga anhinga
3. Anhinga anhinga Sub-species
a. Anhinga anhinga leucogaster (Viellot 1816; Nelson 2005)
b. Anhinga anhinga anhinga (Linnaeus 1766; Nelson 2005)
B. Geographic Range
1. Southeast United States to Panama (Encyclopedia of Life)
2. Anhinga’s spotted as far North as Wisconsin, USA.
a. Anhinga range is limited by cool temperatures and low amounts of sunshine.
b. Anhinga migrate to warmer waters in the fall and winter months, however most Anhinga do…
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