Anhinga Male and Female Comparison

Here is a beautiful male Anhinga preening, and beginning to sport some flashy breeding plumage on its head.  Soon he’ll have a bright blue ring surrounding his eye for the ladies!


Male Anhinga


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“Someone watching me?”


The female Anhinga looks quite different with her tan head & neck, a black belly, and darker brown feathers on its back.

Immatures of both sexes look like the female so many times can be confusing on which they are.  So I’m not going to guess on this next photo.


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Anhinga (female or immature male, female)


Either or, a stunning bird with beautiful feather patterns!



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