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African Darter

Anhinga rufa (Daudin, FM 1802)

The African darter (Anhinga rufa), sometimes called the snakebird, is a water bird of sub-Saharan Africa and Iraq. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Anhingidae
Genus:
   Anhinga
Scientific:
  Anhinga rufa


Original description

Citation:
  (Daudin, FM 1802)

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

Protonym:
  Plotus rufus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  5C7936A7E5949CE8

Avibase ID:
  avibase-5C7936A7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/5C7936A7


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174760

Geographic range:

  • Anhinga rufa rufa: Africa south of the Sahara
  • Anhinga rufa chantrei: wetlands of lower Tigris–Euphrates (Iraq, Iran); formerly also Turkey (where extirpated by early 1960s)
  • Anhinga rufa vulsini: Madagascar
Saozneg - RU:
African Darter
Katalaneg:
Anhinga africà
Tchekeg:
anhinga africká
daneg:
Afrikansk Slangehalsfugl
Alamaneg:
Afrika-Schlangenhalsvogel
Spagnoleg:
Anhinga Africana
Spanish (Spain):
Anhinga Africana
Finneg:
afrikankäärmekaula
Galleg:
Anhinga d'Afrique
Kroateg:
afrička zmijovrata
Hungareg:
afrikai kígyónyakúmadár
Islandeg:
Ryðskutli
Italianeg:
Aninga africana
Japaneg:
afurikahebiu
japaneg:
アフリカヘビウ
lituaneg:
Afrikinis žalčiagalvis
Nederlandeg:
Afrikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Norvegeg:
Afrikaslangehals
Norvegeg:
Afrikaslangehals
Poloneg:
wężówka afrykańska
Portugaleg:
Mergulhão-serpente
Rusianeg:
Африканская змеешейка
Sloveg:
anhinga hrdzavokrká
Serbeg:
Afrička zmijovrata
Svedeg:
afrikansk ormhalsfågel
Ukrainiek:
змієшийка африканська
Sinaeg:
红蛇鹈
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲蛇鵜〔紅蛇鵜〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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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):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Anhinga d'Afrique ( Anhinga rufa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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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):
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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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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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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 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Anhinga rufa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Slanghalsvoël
arabeg: زُقة افريقية
azerbaidjaneg: Afrika ilanboyunu
belaruseg: Афрыканская змеяшыйка
Bulgareg: Африканска змиешийка
bengaleg: িঅচিকান গয়ায
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna gaẏāra
Brezhoneg: Evn-naer Afrika
Katalaneg: Anhinga africà
Tchekeg: anhinga africká, Anhinga rezavá
Chuvash: Африка çĕлен майĕ
kembraeg: Gwanwr Affrica
daneg: Afrikansk Slangehalsfugl
Alamaneg: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, Afrika-Schlangenhalsvogel, Schlangenhalsvogel
Gresianeg: Αφρικαvικός φιδoλαίμης, Αφρικανική Ανίγκα
Saozneg - RU: African Darter, Australian Anhinga, Darter, Darter (African), Old Word Darter, Rufous Darter, Snakebird, Snake-bird
English, HBW: African Darter
English (IOC): African Darter
English (Kenya): African Darter
English (United States): African Darter
Esperanteg: Afrika anhingo, Afrika sagobirdo, nigraventra anhingo
Spagnoleg: Anhinga Africana, Aninga Africana, Aninga Común
Spanish (Spain): Anhinga Africana
Spanish (HBW): Anhinga africana
Spanish (Mexico): Anhinga Africana
Estoneg: aafrika madukael
persianeg: باکلان مارگردن, مارگردن, مارگردن آفریقایی
Finneg: Afrikankäärmekaula, käärmekaula
Galleg: Anhinga, Anhinga d’Afrique, Anhinga d'Afrique, Anhinga du Sénégal, Anhinga roux
frizeg: Afrikaanske slangehalsfûgel
Iwerzhoneg: Rúidire Afracach, Sciobaire rua
galizeg: Bituatinga africana
Hebreeg: נחשון, נחשון אפריקאי, נחשון אפריקני
Kroateg: afrička zmijovrata
Hungareg: Afrikai kigyónyakúmadár, afrikai kígyónyakúmadár
Islandeg: Rauðskutli, Ryðskutli
Italianeg: Aninga africana, Ploto
Japaneg: afurikahebiu
japaneg: アフリカヘビウ
Kwangali: Endeda
kyrgyzeg: Африка жылан моюну, Африка жыланмоюну
scientific: Anhinga melanogaster rufa, Anhinga rufa, Anhinga rufa papua, Anhinga rufa rufa, Anhinga vulsini, Plotus capensis, Plotus Chantrei, Plotus congensis, Plotus levaillantii, Plotus levaillantii, Plotus Novae-Hollandiae, Plotus rufus
lituaneg: Afrikinis žalčiagalvis, Afrikinis žalčiakaklis
latveg: Āfrikas čūskkaklis
Malagasy: Manarana, Manaranomby, Ragniboay, Vadimboay, Vorona lava ambozona
Makedoneg: Африканска змијоврата чапја
malayalam: ചേരക്കോഴി 
Nederlandeg: Afrikaanse Slangehalsvogel, Afrikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Norvegeg: Afrikaslangehals
Norvegeg: Afrikaslangehals
Poloneg: wezówka, wezówka afrykanska, wężówka afrykańska
Portugaleg: Mergulhão-serpente, Mergulhão-serpente-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Mergulhão-serpente, mergulhão-serpente-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Aninga africana
Roumaneg: Anhinga roşcată
Rusianeg: Африканская змеешейка, Змеешейки анхинги
Northern Sami: Afrihkágearpmaščotta, Afrihkágearpmaščottá
Sloveg: Anhinga červená, anhinga hrdzavokrká
Slovenieg: afriški kačjevratnik
Serbeg: Afrička zmijovrata
Sesotho: Timeletsane-lalanoha
Svedeg: Afrikansk ormhalsfågel
swahilieg: Mbizi
Turkeg: yılan boyun, Yılanboyun, yylanboyun
Tsonga: Gororo
Ukrainiek: змієшийка африканська
ouzbekeg: Африка илонбўйини
vietnameg: Cổ rắn
C'hosaeg: Ivuzi
Sinaeg: 红蛇鹈
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲蛇鵜〔紅蛇鵜〕

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