Anhinga



any of various totipalmate swimming birds of the family Anhingidae, having a very long and flexible neck.
Historical Examples

It was an anhinga, one of the most singular specimens of web-footed birds that can be found anywhere.
Adventures of a Young Naturalist Lucien Biart

Ripley reports the occurrence of “about a dozen anhingas (presumably anhinga melanogaster)” at Babelthuap on 12 November 1946.
The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 Rollin H. Baker

He says he found a peculiar parasite in the brain of the anhinga.
Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography [July 1897] Various

The latter, I must confess, did not seem to us so nice as the dark-colored meat of the anhinga.
Adventures of a Young Naturalist Lucien Biart

The flesh of the anhinga is not valuable, as it is hard and tough.
Adventures of a Young Naturalist Lucien Biart

A bird found in Florida, the anhinga, has in its brain a nematode whose presence in that organ is not accidental.
Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

noun
another name for darter (sense 1)
n.

American fishing bird (also called the snake-bird), 1769, from a Tupi word which sometimes is said to mean “snake-bird.”

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