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African Darter

Anhinga rufa (Daudin, 1802)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Candice Swarts 2010-05-30 Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng (South Africa) (1525 m) Call (A) -   53995
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Rolf A. de By 2013-11-02 Monte Christo, Joe's place, Khomas (Namibia) (1400 m) mechanical taking-off sounds -

I know, this is cheating. The sound is of a bird sitting on a stick just above the water level, and as I am getting closer, it takes off, with the typical sound of a clumsy water bird. What you hear is wings and wings slapping on the water.

Observe: this is apparently the first recording of Striated Heron (calls) for the African mainland.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

153877
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa rufa Bram Piot 2016-05-07 Parc forestier de Hann, Dakar, Dakar (Senegal) (10 m) begging call -

Calls from several juveniles at nest, begging with adults. Mixed colony with Great Egrets.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

315440
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Lynette Rudman 2016-07-09 Port Alfred, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (20 m) call -

Birds seen calling from a flowering Coral Tree beside a small dam of water.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

326628
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Pamela C. Rasmussen 8 Jan 2011 South Africa: Western Cape; Paarl Bird Sanctuary (-33.691, 18.98) , South Africa (South Africa) (90 m) calls - quality: good 12332
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Lynette Rudman 2018-01-03 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (420 m) call -

Bird seen calling quietly from a very tall dead tree beside a stream.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

397735
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Lynette Rudman 2016-07-09 Port Alfred, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (20 m) call -

Bird seen and heard calling from a tree beside a small pond.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

326706
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Lynette Rudman 2016-07-09 Port Alfred, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (20 m) call -

Two birds seen sitting in trees on the edge of a small pond.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

326716
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Pamela C. Rasmussen 8 Jan 2011 South Africa: Western Cape; Paarl Bird Sanctuary (-33.691, 18.98) , South Africa (South Africa) (90 m) calls - quality: average 12327
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Andrew Spencer 2015-09-16 Wilderness NP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   -   177489221
macaulaylibrary.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Tim Cockcroft 2016-06-17 Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (0 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

322169
xeno-canto.org
African Darter - Anhinga rufa Lucienne Wilme 1987-07-17 Soalala, Mahajanga, Madagascar, Mahajanga (Madagascar)   -   97531
macaulaylibrary.org

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