Australasian Darter (species: Anhinga novaehollandiae) in Bullala NP (Gaia Guide)
Anhinga novaehollandiae
Australasian Darter

©Leo: Female Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

©Leo: Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

©Charlie: Australasian Darter Myall River
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Pelecaniformes
Family Anhingidae
Genus Anhinga
Species Anhinga novaehollandiae
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 85 cm to 90 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

Typical habitat is freshwater or brackish wetlands more than 0.5m deep with fallen trees or logs and vegetated banks; less commonly, they are found in sheltered saltwater or estuarine environments. (Wikipedia)

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