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Here is an Anhinga

Discussion in 'Merritt Island II' started by Gale, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Etymology: Portuguese, from Tupi
    : any of a genus (Anhinga) of fish-eating birds related to the cormorants but distinguished by a longer neck and sharply pointed rather than hooked bill; especially : one (A. anhinga) occurring from the southern U.S. to Argentina

    44191977.

    Also the Entrance to the Viera Wetlands
    At 6:50 AM on Monday while waiting for everyone


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  2. Very nice, glad to get some images. this is another species I knew nothing about. I assume everyone heeded the no swimming warning.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Dave,

    Thank you..

    Yes it got pretty hot, we all held onto an alligator tail and used him as a ski boat...lol
     
  4. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Gale you are too much! Great anhinga shot. And I'm certainly glad to know all that wonderful scientific background stuff. NOT! And we weren't that far behind you.....

    Gordon
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lololol Gordon,

    I did not know the correct spelling of this bird so looled it up on the on-line dictionary. Thought what the heck, I will get the info on it as well.

    Thanks
     
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