Category Archive: Anhingidae

May 02 2013

Bird stories, African Dwarf Kingfisher

The birds associated with elephants are a species of hornbill (kohekohe), yellow- spotted barbet (bururu) and amasanginbo (unidentified small birds). It is said that, if men approach an elephant, these birds fly around the elephants, making a noise at the ears to inform the elephants of danger. The dwarf and pygmy kingfishers (manganlako) are also …

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Dec 26 2011

Energetics and Spread-Winged Behavior of Anhingas in Florida

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Science Article 2 abstract Metabolic rates and body temperatures of four captive Anhingas(Anhinga anhinga) were measured over a range of ambient temperatures. In addition,Anhingas were observed in the field in an attempt to correlate the frequencyof behaviors, such as wing-spreading, with environmental conditions, such as theintensity of solar radiation and ambient temperature. …

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Dec 26 2011

BEHAVIOR AND SEX ROLES OF NESTING ANHINGAS AT SAN BLAS, MEXICO

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Science Article 4 abstract Breeding behavior and sex roles of nesting Anhingas were studied in San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico during July and August 1975. The Anhingas nested in a mixed species colony of egrets, herons, and cormorants. The egg-laying period for Anhingas was 21 days. Anhingas built nests in the open areas …

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Dec 26 2011

Wing- and Tail-flapping in Anhingas: a Possible Method for Drying in the Absence of Sun

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Science Article 1 abstract Anhingas (Anhinga anhinga) commonly spread their wings and perch in the sun, ostensibly to dry wettable feathers (Bent 1922, Life histories of North American Petrels and Pelicans and their allies, Washington,U .S. Natl. Mus. Bull. 230). The flight feathers themselves appear not to become appreciably wet, but the …

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Dec 26 2011

ORGANOCHLORINE RESIDUES AND EGGSHELL THINNING IN WOOD STORKS AND ANHINGAS

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Science Article 3 abstract All 10 Wood Stork eggs collected at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in 1973 contained residues of DDE (geometric mean 4.0 ppm wet weight) and PCBs (1.2 ppm). Nine other organochlorines were found at lower frequencies in the eggs. Eggshells from the recent period were 8.9% thinner (P …

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May 08 2011

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

[order] Pelecaniformes | [family] Anhingidae | [latin] Anhinga anhinga | [UK] Anhinga | [FR] Anhinga d’Amerique | [DE] Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel | [ES] Anhinga Americana | [IT] Aninga americana | [NL] Amerikaanse Slangenhalsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Cathartes anhinga Anhinga anhinga Anhinga anhinga Anhinga anhinga NA, LA Anhinga …

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