Anhinga

Anhinga
Photo: Inge Curtis

A head like a heron, body like a wild turkey, flies thermals like a vulture, swims like a diver, but genetic analysis shows Anhingas match closer to families of cormorants and tropical boobies, and frigate birds.

Not a bird to easily mistake in the field, its name has been given to a trail in the Everglades National Park, FL. Inge captured this image in Costa Rica.