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The Australian darter (or snake bird) is another common species of the wetlands of the NT. It’s scientific name is Anhinga novaehollandiae. Females have lighter plummage than males. The species is not considered endangered or threatened.



The birds are like cormorants, in the sense they need to dry their feathers off after an aquatic expedition. These shots are from the Mary River. There were not a lot of opportunities along the river, so that frustrated attempts to get a range of shots.



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