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Anhinga Ahinga anhinga

Anhingas are colonial breeders.  They have been observed breeding from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and east to North Carolina; then south to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Uruguay.

The Anhinga is a resident breeder throughout much of Florida.   It is more common in the southern and central portions of the peninsula, decreasing in numbers northward.  It breeds only in scattered sites in the Panhandle.