The name anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language, and it means snake bird. Anhingas were given this name because when they’re in the water only their neck is visible, and it looks remarkably like a snake. While there is no concrete number for the worldwide anhinga population, they are classified as a species of least concern due to how commonly they are sighted in their natural habitat.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 5.84 W x 8.5 H
- Size in inches: 2.3 W x 3.35 H
Native to the swamps, lagoons, and marshes of the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America, the Anhinga, also known as the snakebird and American darter, is a bird that hunts freshwater fish by spearing them with its slender, needle-like beak.
Scientific Name: Anhinga anhinga
Characteristics: The wingspan of adult anhingas can reach up to four feet, so make sure you give this one some room! Crafted with nature enthusiasts in mind, all Safari figurines are beautifully hand painted with exceptional life-like accuracy.
Size and Color: Male anhingas have greenish-black plumage alongside silver feathers on their wings and backs, whereas females have brown feathers with a light tan shade on their necks and heads. Standing 3.3 inches tall and 3 inches wide, this model is a bit larger than a deck of cards stood on its side.
The Anhinga is part of the Wings of the World Birds collection
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