Order Suliformes

Family Anhingidae

Darters
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General
  • Largish waterbirds with very long slender neck and long spear-like bill.
  • All regions except Antarctic.
  • Inland or coastal waters, preferably still or slow-moving.
  • 81-97 cm.
  • 1 genus, 4 species, 8 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Orta, J. (2017). Darters (Anhingidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52201 on 23 July 2017).