A Word With You: ANHINGA

An ANHINGA is an aquatic bird, recognizable because it will stand with its wings spread out from its body to dry them.

By Tim from Ithaca - Anhinga, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15526948

By Tim from Ithaca – Anhinga, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15526948

ANHINGA comes fro the Tupi language of Brazil. The ANHINGAS are water birds. When they swim their entire body is submerged except for their head. As such they are sometimes mistaken for snakes. It can also mistaken for a CORMORANT.

The ANHINGA is in the DARTER family.  When ANHINGAS migrate, the flock is called a KETTLE.

Six-letter words

AAHING and ANGINA

Five-letter words:

AGAIN and AHING

Four letter words

AGHA, AGIN, ANGA, ANNA, GAIN, HANG, NAAN, NANA, and NIGH.

 

 

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