This bird (Anhinga anhinga) ranges from Central United States to Ecuador, Argentina and Uruguay. It is usually seen in lakes, rivers, freshwater, lagoons, and swamps. This long bird is 86 cm (34 inches) in height and 1.2 kg inn weight.
Adults have a small head, thin neck, and long bill. Plumage glossy black, tail tipped with buffy white, and feet black. This bird spends much time swimming and perching with wings and tail spread to dry. It feeds on aquatic insects and other invertebrates, young caimans, small turtles, snakes and fishes.