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Oriental Darter

Anhinga melanogaster

ML715835

IBC1576037

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Rusman Budi Prasetyo
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Jakarta Bay (-5.9576, 106.7953)
Jakarta Raya, Jawa, Indonesia
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Latitude and Longitude -5.9576, 106.7953 Map

Age and Sex
Age not specified, Sex not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Specimen ID

Media notes

Oriental Darter . 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 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. Elevation: 0 m. Date added to IBC: April 5, 2019.

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Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/3200 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Dimensions
1500 x 1000

Archival Information

Cataloged
30 Jan 2020 by Matthew D. Medler
Digitized
30 Jan 2020 by Matthew D. Medler
Edited

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