from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a genus (Anhinga) of long-necked birds having a sharp, pointed bill and inhabiting swampy regions of tropical and subtropical America. Also called darter, snakebird, water turkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fish-eating bird, Anhinga anhinga, from North America having a thin, pointed bill and long, thin neck.
- n. A bird of the family Anhingidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aquatic bird of the southern United States (Platus anhinga); the darter, or snakebird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The American snake-bird, darter, or water-turkey, Plotus anhinga; a totipalmate natatorial bird, of the family Plotidæ and order Steganopodes.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of birds: a synonym of Plotus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill
The word 'anhinga' comes from the Brazilian Tupi Language and means snake or devil bird.
In today's photos, an anhinga goes fishing in Florida, musicians dangle from the air at Tour de France festivities, New York Gov.
SPEARED FISH: An anhinga, a fresh-water bird that dives for its food, speared a small fish in Everglades National Park near Homestead, Fla.,
We were gliding underneath a dead tree when an anhinga, unseen sunning itself on the limb above us, startled and took off with a stupendous flapping of wings.
I screamed again, but watched it as it circled away and mentally added it to my life list -- my first anhinga.
So, the deal of a car repair, the anhinga, and the jeweled sunfish when I wasn't betraying them -- those are my moments of goodness from that weekend.
Along the rivers we saw red tail monkeys, anhinga, cormorant, great blue and little blue herons, ibis, sandhill cranes lots of them, red shoulder hawk, bunches of turtles and, of course, an alligator.
Also, the magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), the roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), the anhinga (Anhinga anhinga), and the jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) are common.
Since I hadn't had tea yet my fogged brain had not registered the presence of two calm and happy anhinga standing near the water, nor the various songbirds in the trees.
Right now, an anhinga is stretching its wings out as it perches above the water, and that, with coffee, is a marvelous way to start the day.