Darter Swimming with Fish in Mouth

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Kakadu Wildlife... Darter with fish in mouth. The Darter is a large, slim water bird with a long snake-like neck, sharp pointed bill, and long, rounded tail. <br />
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Darter is often seen swimming with only the snake-like neck visible above the water, or drying its wings while perched on a tree or stump over water. While its gait is clumsy on land, it can soar gracefully to great heights on thermals, gliding from updraft to updraft. It has a cross-shaped silhouette when flying. The Australian species is known as the Australasian Darter, Anhinga novaehollandiae.
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