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Ian Fulton | profile | all galleries >> African Galleries >> Namibia (and a little of Botswana) >> Namibia Birds - Individual Species Gallery >> African Darter tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Blue Crane | Bokmakierie | African Hoopoe | Black Crake | Bare-cheeked Babbler | African Darter | African Grey Hornbill | African Jacana | African Mourning Dove | African Red-eyed Bulbul | African Skimmer | Bat Hawk | Black-chested Prinia | Cape Glossy Starling | Cape Gull | Carp's Tit | Chestnut-banded Plover | Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting | Coqui Francolin | Cormorant Platforms | Crowned Plover | Double-banded Courser | Emerald-spotted Wood Dove | Fork-tailed Drongo | Giant Kingfisher | Golden-tailed Woodpecker | Grassveld Pipit | Greater Flamingo | Greater Kestrel | Green Wood-hoopoe | Green-backed Heron | Grey Lourie | Groundscraper Thrush | Hartlaub's Babbler | Kori Bustard | Kurrichane Thrush | Magpie Shrike | Martial Eagle | Monteiro's Hornbill | Mountain Chat | Namaqua Sandgrouse | Northern Black Korhaan | Pale-winged Starling | Pearl-spotted Owlet | Pied Avocet | Pied Kingfisher | Pririt Batis | Racket-tailed Roller | Red-billed Spurfowl | Rosy-faced Lovebird | Ruppell's Korhaan | Sociable Weaver | Southern Carmine Bee-eater | Southern Masked Weaver | Temminck's Courser | White-fronted Bee-eater

African Darter

(anhinga rufa)
The African Darter is a cormorant-like bird which can be commonly found around lakes and along slow moving rivers. When swimming only its long snake like neck and head are visible. It spears its prey with its dagger like bill. Like cormorants they often perch with their wings outstretched. This bird had a favourite perch on the river in front of Shakawe Lodge, Botswana.
African Darter, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana African Darter, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana African Darter, Shakawe Lodge, Botswana