During our last stay at Mary Glen we spent some time down at the waterhole watching a variety of birds, including this Darter. It is hard to gauge its' size if only seen in the water, but when sitting on a stump or in a tree, you can get a better idea; 85-90cm with a wingspan of 1.2m. We also saw a number of Australasian Grebe and Hardhead.
Australasian Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)(Male)
The Australasian Darter is sometimes called Snake Bird because of the way it holds it long neck while roosting & feeding.
Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae)
Hardhead (Aythya australis)(Male)
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