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"On the Hunt" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Nacional del Iguazù Things to Do Tip by Bwana_Brown

Parque Nacional del Iguazù Things to Do: 205 reviews and 384 photos

  Looking for a Snack in the Shallow Waters
by Bwana_Brown

It was not long before the Anhinga slipped into the gently flowing Rio Iguazu to begin a hunt for a fish snack. These 3-ft. long birds, also known as Darters or Snakebirds, are very similar to Cormorants except for their narrower neck and pointed beak, instead of the hook at the end of a Cormorant's beak.

When swimming partially submerged, like this one, their long thin neck and beak give them their snake-like appearance. The catwalk provided an unusual chance to be so close to one of these birds as it occasionally completely submerged to glide just under the surface, like a fish, while searching for prey.

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2005
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