The devil bird lands in New York

Anhingas, also known as devil birds, have turned up in Prospect Park in Brooklyn and far upstate, a sign of shifting ranges for birds from the south. — The New York Times

FOR two weeks, a strange bird had perched in Brooklyn over the treetops of one of the Three Sisters Islands in Prospect Park Lake, New York. It showed no signs of heading back to the place it most likely came from in the South.

Meet the anhinga, a large water bird with a snaky neck that had joined other high-profile vagrant birds in recent years by making a rare appearance outside of its typical migration range.

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