On Tuesday I was fortunate to be able to return to Jawbone Fauna and Flora and Reserve to observe the birds. I was only able to stay a short time, besides the numbers of birds seemed to be much less than my last visit. However I was able to take a photograph of a female Darter sitting on a rock.
The darter (Anhinga melanogaster) is an Australian native bird found near wetlands and rivers. It has a very long neck and Darters hunt their prey by spearing fish with their pointed bill. They are carnivorous.
The male has an all black body while the female is pale brown with a white stripe along the side of the neck. The body can be up to 90 centimetres long.
The darter can often be seen soaring at a great height. They are not considered endangered; but, are moderately common.
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