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BirdPix:   4964
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   de Vries Penny
Date of record:   2013-05-26
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Plumage looks very bedraggled - perhaps in moult?
Last updated:   2018-10-24 08:36:57
Sp. code:   52
Species name:   Anhinga rufa
Common name:   African Darter -- Slanghalsvoel
Family:   Anhingidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   African Darter
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-4964
VM-number: 4964 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Les Underhill
Comment:   Awesome photo of bird moulting all its primaries at the same time; it would be flightless while doing this
Date:   2013-10-11 22:04:27
Species name:   Anhinga rufa -- African Darter; Slanghalsvoel
Species code:   52

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