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Oriental Darter

Anhinga melanogaster Pennant, T 1769

The Oriental darter 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 the cormorant, it hunts for fish while its body is submerged in water. It spears a fish underwater, bringing it above the surface, tossing and juggling it before swallowing the fish head first. The body remains submerged as it swims, and the slender neck alone is visible above the water, which accounts for the colloquial 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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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Anhingidae
Genus:
   Anhinga
Scientific:
  Anhinga melanogaster


Original description

Citation:
  Pennant, T 1769

Reference:
   Indian Zool.

Protonym:
  Anhinga melanogaster

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/56772633


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CA0C901AF6DA9284

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CA0C901A

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
Catalan:
Anhinga asiàtic
Czech:
anhinga indomalajská
Danish:
Indisk Slangehalsfugl
German:
Orient-Schlangenhalsvogel
Spanish:
Anhinga Asiática
Spanish (Spain):
Anhinga Asiática
Finnish:
käärmekaula
French:
Anhinga roux
Croatian:
Zmijovrata
Hungarian:
feketehasú kígyónyakúmadár
Icelandic:
Rauðskutli
Italian:
Aninga comune
Japanese (romaji):
ajiahebiu
Japanese:
アジアヘビウ
Lithuanian:
Indinis žalčiagalvis
Dutch:
Indische Slangenhalsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Skjeggslangehals
Norwegian:
Skjeggslangehals
Polish:
wężówka indyjska
Portuguese:
biguatinga-de-pescoço-vermelho / mergulhão-serpente
Russian:
Азиатская змеешейка
Slovak:
anhinga tmavobruchá
Serbian:
Azijska zmijovrata
Swedish:
indisk ormhalsfågel
Ukrainian:
Змієшийка чорночерева
Chinese:
黑腹蛇鹈
Chinese (Traditional):
黑腹蛇鵜


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster)
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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
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):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
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) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
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]
eBird version 2021:
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 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 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:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Anhinga melanogaster [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Oriental Darter ( Anhinga melanogaster) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Oosterse slanghalsvoël, Slanghalsvoël
Belarusian: Індыйская змеяшыйка
Bulgarian: Индийска змиешийка, Чернокорема змиешийка
Bengali: গয়ায , গয়ার, িঈদয়ী গয়ায
Bengali (transliteration): gaẏāra, udaẏī gaẏāra
Breton: Evn-naer India
Catalan: Anhinga asiàtic, Anhinga de bigotis, Anhinga oriental
Cebuano: sili-sili
Czech: Anhinga indomalajská, anhinga rezavá
Chuvash: Ази çĕлен майĕ
Welsh: Gwanwr India
Danish: Indisk Slangehalsfugl
German: Indien-Schlangenhalsvogel, Indischer Schlangenhalsvogel, Orient-Schlangenhalsvogel, Schlangenhalsvogel
Greek: Ivδικός φιδoλαίμης
English: Asian darter, Darter, Darter (Oriental), Eastern Darter, Indian Darter, Oriental Anhinga, Oriental Darter, Snake Bird
English, HBW: Oriental Darter
English (IOC): Oriental Darter
English (United States): Oriental Darter
Esperanto: Hinda anhingo, Orienta sagobirdo
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)
Frisian: Yndyske slangehalsfûgel
Irish: Rúidire Indiach
Galician: Bituatinga asiática
Hebrew: נחשון, נחשון אסייתי
Croatian: Indijska zmijovrata, Zmijovrata
Hungarian: feketehasú kígyónyakúmadár, Indiai kigyónyakúmadár
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 (romaji): ajia hebi-u, ajiahebiu
Japanese: アジアヘビウ, アヂアヘビウ
Japanese (Kanji): アジア蛇鵜
Kara-Kalpak: жыланмойын
Kazakh: үндi жыланмойны
Kirghiz: Индистан жылан моюну, Индистан жыланмоюну
Scientific: Anhinga melanogaster, Anhinga melanogaster melanogaster
Lithuanian: Indijinis žalčiakaklis, Indijos žalčiakaklis, Indinis žalčiagalvis
Latvian: Indijas čūskkaklis
Malagasy: Manarana, Manaranomby, Ragniboay, Vadimboay, Vorona lava ambozona
Macedonian: Индиска змијоврата чапја
Malayalam: ചേരക്കോഴി
Marathi: तिरंदाज
Malay: Burung Kosa, Burung Pependang Timur, Kosa
Nepali: सुइरोठू“डे
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, Mergulhão-serpente-asiático
Portuguese (Portugal): mergulhão-serpente-asiático, Mergulhão-serpente-oriental
Rhaeto-Romance: Aninga da l’India
Romanian: Anhinga cu burtă neagră
Russian: Азиатская змеешейка, Змеешейка, Змеешейка чернобрюхая, Индийская змеешейка, чернобрюхая змеешейка
Northern Sami: Indiagearpmaščotta
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Peradigu Ahikava
Slovak: Anhinga tmavobruchá
Slovenian: afriški kačjevratnik, Indijski kačjevratnik
Serbian: Azijska zmijovrata, Indijska 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, Hint yılanboyun, Yılanboyun
Ukrainian: Змієшийка чорночерева
Uzbek: Осиѐ илонбўйини
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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