/an hing"geuh/, n.
any of various totipalmate swimming birds of the family Anhingidae, having a very long and flexible neck. Also called snakebird, water turkey.
[1760-70; < Pg < Tupi ayingá]

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Any fish-eating bird of the family Anhingidae (order Pelecaniformes), sometimes considered a single species (Anhinga anhinga) with geographical variants.

Anhingas are about 35 in. (90 cm) long, slender, and long-necked. They are mostly black, with silvery wing markings. Males, glossed with green, develop pale head plumes and a dark "mane" in breeding season. Anhingas live in small colonies along lakes and rivers in tropical to warm temperate regions except in Europe. They swim nearly submerged; the head and neck show above water, darting snakelike from side to side.

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Universalium. 2010.

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