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Anhinga rufa (African darter)

Wikipedia Abstract

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

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 25.4958
EDGE Score: 3.27699


Adult Weight [1]  3.391 lbs (1.538 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Fish [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  4
Fledging [1]  53 days
Incubation [3]  28 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  16 years
Wing Span [3]  4.002 feet (1.22 m)


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas


Parasitized by 
Contracaecum rufai <Unverified Name>[4]
Contracaecum tricuspis <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Burger's Zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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