Tallow Creek Darter

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

Artist's Description

The Darter is a large, slim water bird with a long snake-like neck, sharp pointed bill, and long, rounded tail. Male birds are dark brownish black with glossy black upperwings, streaked and spotted white, silver-grey and brown. The strongly kinked neck has a white or pale brown stripe from the bill to where the neck kinks and the breast is chestnut brown. Females and immatures are grey-brown above, pale grey to white below, with a white neck stripe that is less distinct in young birds. The Darter is often seen swimming with only the snake-like neck visible above the water, or drying its wings while perched on a tree or stump over water.
Panasonic DMC-FZ50, Teleconversion Lens DMW-LT55

Artwork Comments

  • Lee-Anne Carver
  • byronbackyard
  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
  • byronbackyard
  • trish725
  • byronbackyard
  • trish725
  • byronbackyard
  • Ray Clarke
  • hastypudding
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