ANHINGA, RIO FRIO NEAR LOS CHILES, COSTA RICA, JANUARY 24, 2015
Pentax 55-300 at 300mm
Variously called the piano bird, snakebird, darter and water turkey, the anhinga is common throughout the warmer climes of North and Central America. Its feathers are not buoyant, allowing the bird to swim deep underwater, spearing fish with its stiletto bill. Because the feathers soak up water, the anhinga often sits on a branch drying its wings in the sun.