Birds of the world - Pravine Chester
Darter drying it's wings

Darter drying it's wings

The oriental darter or snakebird is a very common bird in Bharatpur. One can often see it perched on a branch with its wings spread out to dry as these get wet when they dive into the water for food. The name ‘snakebird refers to the long thin neck which looks like a snake when they swim in the water with their bodies submerged. Bharatpur. January 2016

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