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Definition of Snakebird

Snakebird
Snakebird Snake"bird`, n. [So named from its snakelike neck.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Any one of four species of aquatic birds of the genus Anhinga or Plotus. They are allied to the gannets and cormorants, but have very long, slender, flexible necks, and sharp bills. Note: The American species (Anhinga, or Plotus, anhinga) inhabits the Southern United States and tropical America; -- called also darter, and water turkey. The Asiatic species (A. melanogaster) is native of Southern Asia and the East Indies. Two other species inhabit Africa and Australia respectively. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The wryneck.

Meaning of Snakebird from wikipedia

- The darters or snakebirds are mainly tropical waterbirds in the family Anhingidae having a single genus Anhinga. There are four living species, three of...
- The anhinga (/ænˈhɪŋɡə/; Anhinga anhinga), sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, is a water bird of the warmer parts of...
- fish species Anhinga melanogaster, the Oriental darter, Indian darter or snakebird, a water bird species of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia Melanogaster...
- The African darter (Anhinga rufa), sometimes called the snakebird, is a water bird of sub-Saharan Africa and Iraq. The African darter is a member of...
- A darter or snakebird is a bird of the genus Anhinga. Darter may also refer to: Darter (fish), a group of fish from North America Crenuchidae, a family...
- Anhinga africana, a synonym for Anhinga rufa, the African darter or snakebird, a water bird species of tropical sub-Saharan Africa Africana (disambiguation)...
- anthologies including The Body Electric: America's Best Poetry (W.W. Norton), Snakebird: Thirty Years of Anhinga Poets (Anhinga Press), and Norton's Anthology...
- Podicipedidae (Grebe) Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorant) Anhinga grandis (Snakebird) Ciconiidae (Stork) Phoenicopteridae (Flamingo) Ardea (Heron) Egretta...
- grebe) Phalacrocorax auritus (double-crested cormorant) Anhinga anhinga (snakebird) Ciconia maltha (extinct stork) Ajaia ajaja (roseate spoonbill) Botaurus...
- is visible above the water, which accounts for the colloquial name of snakebird. Like the cormorants, it has wettable feathers and it is often found perched...