African Darter Anhinga rufa
The African Darter is a member of the darter family, Anhingidae, and is closely related to American (Anhinga anhinga), Oriental (Anhinga melanogaster), and Australasian (Anhinga novaehollandiae) darters. The male is mainly glossy black with white streaking, but females and immature birds are browner. The African darter differs in appearance from the American darter most recognisably by its thin white lateral neck stripe against a rufous background colour.
This fellow has grabbed himself a quick take-away breakfast and is on his way home to enjoy it in peace.
This image was captured alongside our boat on the Chobe River, near Kasane, northern Botswana, Southern Africa.