Anhingas, St. Augustine & Titusville

I admit that one of these birds (the brown one) looked like a juvenile double-crested cormorant to me, but it lacks the hooked tip on the beak that the cormorant should have, and does.

So they are both anhingas, I believe.

Anhinga with neck bent backward and head tucked under a wing.
Whyever is this bird nicknamed the snakebird, do you think?
Anhing all scrunched up on branch.
No hooked beak.
Anhinga with wings spread wide to dry.
The canonical pose, drying its wings.


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