Pen and ink, watercolor pencil, wash
25 May 2010
There is nothing quite like watching an Anhinga fishing and afterwards drying its wings. It took me a while to learn what sort of bird it was that would sit so long with its wings spread out as if they were strung on a clothesline.
Also known as a "Snakebird" because it often swims under water so only its snake-like neck head is visible, the Anhinga nests mostly in Cypress swamps, rivers and wooded ponds. Most of these birds fish and feed in the Gulf along the Texas, Louisiana and Florida coasts.
The actual Anhinga beak and head are more narrow than in this drawing.
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