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Australian darter

(Anhinga novaehollandiae)

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Description

The Australasian darter or Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) is a species of bird in the darter family,Anhingidae.It is found in Australia,Indonesia,and Papua New Guinea.It weighs around 2.6 kg and spans 86–94 cm (34–37 in) in length.The Australasian darter is a slim bird measuring 86–94 cm (34–37 in) long with a snakelike slender neck.The male has black plumage with a white streak down the side of its head and neck,while the female has white underparts.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Suliformes
Family:Anhingidae
Genus:Anhinga
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