Australasian Darter

Anhinga novaehollandiae

The Australasian Darter or Australian Darter is a species of bird in the darter family, Anhingidae. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
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Appearance

It weighs around 2.6 kg, spans 85–90 cm in length, and has a lifespan of up to 15 years. It is closely related to American, African, and Oriental Darters.
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Habitat

Typical habitat is freshwater or brackish wetlands more than 0.5m deep with fallen trees or logs and vegetated banks; less commonly, Darters are found in sheltered saltwater or estuarine environments.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderSuliformes
FamilyAnhingidae
GenusAnhinga
SpeciesA. novaehollandiae
Photographed in
Australia