Moments of Territorial Fight between two Darters
Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) is also known as ‘Snake Bird’ for its slender neck which helps to hunt fishes into the water. The upper part of this water bird is black while the under part is brownish. The long straight bill, white neck and webbed feet are other features of this bird.
This species is frequently seen beside the fresh water-bodies in search of food. Darters are considered as silent bird but become somewhat vocal in defending their nests and chicks.
Like all the creatures, the Darters are also very much aware of their own rights. None of them is ready to leave their own territorial rights, even in the water. So, they are trying their best to set up their own right to get the advantageous position for hunting in water which is greatly related to their existence.
These images prove that how much aggressive they can be to defend their own regions. In water, they flap their wings so hard that it overpowers the opponent in some way or other.
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