Communication Skills




While photographing at the Venice Rookery, a squabble developed between an Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) and a Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus). Here are a couple of images I captured of their interaction: Nothing really came of this disruption. After a few seconds, both birds decided the “issue” was not as important as first thought! The anhinga […]

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The “Jesus Bird”




Another interesting bird found along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades NP, was the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus). It is also called a “swamp hen”, or yellow-legged gallinule. But I’ve also heard it called “the Jesus bird”. Why this name? Because of it’s behavior. If you watch a purple gallinule foraging in swamps and marshes, it […]

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Anhinga Nestlings




I’ve posted on the male Anhinga and the female Anhinga. Today’s post features little Junior Anhinga … a couple of nestlings found in or near nests, along Anhinga Trail in the Everglades NP: I also saw an active Anhinga nest when I visited the Venice Rookery. That event actually has an interesting story behind it […]

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The ‘Other’ Snake Bird




Today’s post features the adult female Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga). In yesterday’s post, I featured the male Anhinga, so I thought I’d share some images of the female today. As you can see from the images, there are a lot of similarities. But the female’s chest is a buff color, instead of black. Also note that […]

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Hisssss … the Snake Bird




Today’s post features the adult male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga), also known as “the snake bird”, photographed along the famous trail in the Everglades NP that was named after this beautiful bird, the Anhinga Trail. The Anhinga has often been called “the snake bird” due to it’s behavior. When swimming, often just the head and neck […]

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