Anhingas are often called "snake birds" due to their long, snakelike necks that they use to hunt underwater.
1. Their dual nature of swimming and flying sets them apart from other birds.
Unlike most waterbirds, Anhingas lack waterproof feathers. After diving, they're seen perched with wings spread wide,
drying themselves in a sunbathing ritual to regulate their body temperature.
Anhingas are expert fishers. They hunt by swimming stealthily underwater and using their sharp bills to spear their prey with pinpoint accuracy.
These birds have a unique adaptation that allows them to stay submerged for extended periods.
Anhingas have less buoyant bones, enabling them to remain underwater longer than their counterparts.
Anhingas need to dry their feathers before flying. Watching them take off while still wet is a spectacular yet clumsy sight,
as they struggle to gain altitude due to the weight of the waterlogged feathers.
Anhingas often engage in "group drying" sessions where multiple birds gather on a perch, seemingly enjoying each other's company