African Darter.. a common bird.

African Darter (Anhinga rufa )

The Darter is a common bird where water is plentiful and fish abound.. now this one I know is also in the Americas and only differs by the thin white lateral neck stripe. It is found world wide .. American (Anhinga anhinga), Oriental (Anhinga melanogaster), and Australian (Anhinga novaehollandiae) Darters, are all family. So yes.. I’m not showing you something you probably haven’t seen before… but I do like these photos…

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