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Tuesday, July 13 2021

Swimming Anhinga

Both Anhingas and Cormorants lack the oil most waterbirds have allowing them to swim deeper and lower in the water. This also explains why they have been referred to as Snakebirds.

Monday, June 28 2021

Double-crested Anhinga

The Double-crested Anhinga, like the Cormorant, doesn't have waterproof feathers and has to dry them in the sun as shown in this photo.

Sunday, June 27 2021


The Double-crested Cormorant's feathers are not waterproof allowing it to swim low in the water, often with just its neck and head visible.

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