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Darter (Anhinga anhinga)

Darter (Anhinga anhinga)

One of the many species of birds we were able to watch and to take pictures of at Rio Sarapiqui was this Darter. Darters are cormorant-like water birds with very long necks and long, straight beaks. They often swim with only the neck above water, and are fish-eaters. Under water they sneak up to the fish and use their bills to spear their prey.

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