bird tossing fish

Took this snap in Karanji kere (lake), Mysore. The bird in this picture quiz is quite common and wide-spread across India. Participate in this picture quiz and know more about this avian wonder.

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Question 1
Which bird is is this?
A
Pond Heron
Hint:
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B
Anhinga Melanogaster
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C
Painted Stork
Hint:
There are two correct answers.
D
Darter Bird
Hint:
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Question 1 Explanation: 
The Anhinga Melanogaster is the Indian variety of the American Anhinga and is more commonly referred to as the Indian Darter or Snakebird.
Question 2
The bird catches its fish by...
A
...swimming on the surface of the water!
Hint:
select two answers
B
...swimming under the surface of the water!
Hint:
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C
...trapping the fish between its beak!
Hint:
select two answers
D
...piercing the fish!
Hint:
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Question 2 Explanation: 
While other fish eating birds generally catch fish between their beaks, this bird harpoons the fish with its pointed bill and lifts it above the water surface like a prize catch before gulping it down.
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Anoop Hullenahalli

An Electronics Engineer working on wireless embedded systems for a living. Traveling, photographing and sharing my experiences here at ANUBIMB helps me unwind and break the monotony of life.

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Sarah · 4 May ’11 at 5:11 am

nice to know!

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