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Oriental Darter

Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, 1769

The Oriental Darter or Indian Darter (Anhinga melanogaster ) is a water bird of tropical South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has a long and slender neck with a straight, pointed bill and like a cormorant, it hunts for fish while it hunts with its body submerged in water. It spears fish underwater, brings it to the surface and tosses it into the air before swallowing. The body remains submerged as it swims and the slender neck alone is visible above the water leading to its other name of snakebird. Like the cormorants, it has wettable feathers and it is often found perched on a rock or branch with its wings held open to dry. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Anhingidae
Genus:
  Anhinga

Scientific:
  Anhinga melanogaster

Citation:
  Pennant, 1769

Reference:
  Indn.Zool. p.13 pl.12

Protonym:
  Anhinga melanogaster

Avibase ID:
  CA0C901AF6DA9284

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CA0C901A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174758


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Anhinga melanogaster: India to SE Asia, Malay Archipelago and Philippine Islands
English:
Oriental Darter
Czech:
anhinga rezavá
German:
Orient-Schlangenhalsvogel
Danish:
Indisk Slangehalsfugl
Spanish:
Anhinga Asiática
Finnish:
käärmekaula
French:
Anhinga roux
Icelandic:
Indíaskutli
Italian:
Aninga comune
Japanese:
ajiahebiu
Japanese:
アジアヘビウ
Dutch:
Indische Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian:
Skjeggslangehals
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skjeggslangehals
Polish:
wezówka indyjska
Portuguese:
Mergulhão-serpente
Russian:
Змеешейка
Slovak:
anhinga tmavobruchá
Swedish:
indisk ormhalsfågel
Ukrainian:
Змієшийка чорночерева
Chinese:
黑腹蛇鹈


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Anhinga roux ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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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):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Darter (Oriental) ( Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster)
eBird version 1.52:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Indian Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Indian Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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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 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Anhinga melanogaster [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Slanghalsvoël
Bengali: গয়ার
Catalan: Anhinga asiàtic, Anhinga de bigotis
Cebuano: sili-sili
Czech: Anhinga indomalajská, anhinga rezavá
Danish: Indisk Slangehalsfugl
German: Indien-Schlangenhalsvogel, Indischer Schlangenhalsvogel, Orient-Schlangenhalsvogel, Schlangenhalsvogel
English: Asian darter, Darter, Darter (Oriental), Eastern Darter, Indian Darter, Oriental Anhinga, Oriental Darter, Snake Bird
English (IOC): Oriental Darter
Spanish: Anhinga Asiática, Anhinga Común, Aninga Común, Aninga Común (Oriental), Aninga Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Anhinga Asiática
Spanish (HBW): Oriental Darter
Estonian: aasia madukael
Finnish: Aasiankäärmekaula, Intiankäärmekaula, käärmekaula
French: Anhinga d'Afrique, Anhinga d'Asie, Anhinga du Sénégal, Anhinga indien, Anhinga roux, Anhinga roux (nominal), Anhinga roux (nominale), Anhinga roux (race nominale)
Hebrew: נחשון
Croatian: Zmijovrata
Hungarian: feketehasú kígyónyakúmadár
Indonesian: Burung Pecuk Ular, Burung Pecuk-ular Asia, Pecuk ular, Pecukular Asia, Pecuk-ular asia
Icelandic: Indíaskutli, Rauðskutli
Italian: Aninga asiatica, Aninga comune, Aninga indiana, Aninga orientale, Aninga rossa
Japanese: ajia hebi-u, ajiahebiu
Japanese: アジアヘビウ, アヂアヘビウ
Japanese (Kanji): アジア蛇鵜
Scientific: Anhinga melanogaster, Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster
Lithuanian: Indijinis žalčiakaklis, Indijos žalčiakaklis, Indinis žalčiagalvis
Malagasy: Manarana, Manaranomby, Ragniboay, Vadimboay, Vorona lava ambozona
Malayalam: ചേരക്കോഴി
Malay: Burung Kosa, Burung Pependang Timur, Kosa
Dutch: Indische Slangehalsvogel, Indische Slangenhalsvogel, Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Skjeggslangehals
Norwegian: Darter, Orientslangehals, Skjeggslangehals
Polish: wezówka indyjska, wężówka indyjska
Pinyin: hēi-fù shé-tí
Portuguese: Biguatinga de Pescoço Vermelho / Mergulhão-serpente, biguatinga-de-pescoço-vermelho / mergulhão-serpente, Mergulhão-serpente
Portuguese (Portugal): Mergulhão-serpente-oriental
Russian: Змеешейка, Змеешейка чернобрюхая, Индийская змеешейка, чернобрюхая змеешейка
Slovak: Anhinga tmavobruchá
Slovenian: afriški kačjevratnik
Serbian: Azijska zmijovrata
Swedish: Indisk ormhalsfågel, Ormhals
Swahili: Mbizi
Tamil: Pambu Thara
Thai: นกงั่ว, นกร้า, นกสร้อยอีร้า, นกอ้ายงั่ว , นกอีร้า
Thai (Transliteration): nók âay-ŋûa, nók ii-ráa, nók ŋûa, nók ráa, nók sôaay ii-ráa
Turkish: Doğu Yılanboyunu, Yılanboyun
Ukrainian: Змієшийка чорночерева
Vietnamese: Chim Cổ rắn, Chim Điêng điểng, Cổ rắn, Cổ rắn, Điêng điểng
Chinese: 黑腹蛇鹈
Chinese (Traditional): 黑腹蛇鵜

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