Order: Suliformes | Family: Anhingidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Ecuador
Age: Unknown Sex: Unknown| Loc. Northeast Peru
Status: The Anhinga is widespread but uncommon to rare in Amazonian lowlands. It favors oxbow lakes and slow flowing rivers. Often seen drying themselves with their wings open. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Anhinga Americana o Pato Aguja.
Sub-species: Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Anhinga: Tupi (Brazilian) Devil bird or devil of the woods.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.