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African Darter
Anhinga rufa (Daudin, 1802)
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Anhingidae
Genus:
  Anhinga

Scientific:
  Anhinga rufa

Citation:
  (Daudin, 1802)

Reference:
  Hist.Nat.[Buffon]ed.Didot 14 p.319

Protonym:
  Plotus rufus

Avibase ID:
  5C7936A7E5949CE8

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174760

Geographic range:

  • Anhinga rufa [rufa or chantrei]: Africa south of the Sahara and Middle East
  • Anhinga rufa vulsini: Madagascar
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  African Darter
Czech:
  anhinga africká
German:
  Afrika-Schlangenhalsvogel
Danish:
  Afrikansk Slangehalsfugl
Spanish:
  Anhinga Africana
Finnish:
  käärmekaula
French:
  Anhinga d'Afrique
Icelandic:
  Rauðskutli
Italian:
  Aninga africana
Japanese:
  afurikahebiu
Japanese:
  アフリカヘビウ
Dutch:
  Afrikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian:
  Afrikaslangehals
Polish:
  wezówka afrykanska
Portuguese:
  Mergulhão-serpente
Portuguese (Brazil):
  African Darter
Russian:
  Африканская змеешейка
Slovak:
  anhinga hrdzavokrká
Swedish:
  afrikansk ormhalsfågel
Chinese:
  红蛇鹈


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Anhinga d'Afrique ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
   Darter (African) ( Anhinga melanogaster rufa)
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Anhinga rufa [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Anhinga melanogaster rufa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   African Darter ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Anhinga [melanogaster, rufa or novaehollandiae] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 


Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Slanghalsvoël
Catalan: Anhinga africà
Czech: anhinga africká, Anhinga rezavá
Danish: Afrikansk Slangehalsfugl
German: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, Afrika-Schlangenhalsvogel, Schlangenhalsvogel
English: African Darter, Australian Anhinga, Darter, Darter (African), Old Word Darter, Rufous Darter, Snakebird, Snake-bird
English (Kenya): African Darter
Spanish: Anhinga Africana, Aninga Africana, Aninga Común
Spanish (Spain): Anhinga Africana
Spanish (Mexico): Anhinga Africana
Estonian: aafrika madukael
Persian: باکلان مارگردن
Finnish: Afrikankäärmekaula, käärmekaula
French: Anhinga, Anhinga d’Afrique, Anhinga d'Afrique, Anhinga du Sénégal, Anhinga roux
Irish: Sciobaire rua
Hebrew: נחשון, נחשון אפריקאי
Hungarian: afrikai kígyónyakúmadár
Icelandic: Rauðskutli
Italian: Aninga africana, Ploto
Japanese: afurikahebiu
Japanese: アフリカヘビウ
Kwangali: Endeda
Latin: Anhinga melanogaster rufa, Anhinga rufa, Plotus rufus
Lithuanian: Afrikinis žalčiagalvis, Afrikinis žalčiakaklis
Latvian: Āfrikas čūskkaklis
Malagasy: Manarana, Manaranomby, Ragniboay, Vadimboay, Vorona lava ambozona
Malayalam: ചേരക്കോഴി 
Dutch: Afrikaanse Slangehalsvogel, Afrikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian: Afrikaslangehals
Polish: wezówka, wezówka afrykanska, wężówka afrykańska
Portuguese: Mergulhão-serpente
Portuguese (Portugal): Mergulhão-serpente
Russian: Африканская змеешейка, Змеешейки анхинги
Slovak: Anhinga červená, anhinga hrdzavokrká
Slovenian: afriški kačjevratnik
Serbian: Afrička zmijovrata
Sotho, Southern: Timeletsane-lalanoha
Swedish: Afrikansk ormhalsfågel
Swahili: Mbizi
Turkish: yılan boyun, Yılanboyun, yylanboyun
Tsonga: Gororo
Vietnamese: Cổ rắn
Xhosa: Ivuzi
Chinese: 红蛇鹈
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲蛇鵜〔紅蛇鵜〕

 

         

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