Nice Eye Makeup

I saw another anhinga this morning at the edge of the marsh and I quickly noticed the distinctive ultramarine eye shadow look.
What this means is that this boy (yes it’s a male) is entering into breeding condition. He likely has a girlfriend stashed nearby which I will quite likely see later in the Spring.

Anhinga in Breeding Color

Anhinga in Breeding Color

Anhinga in Breeding Color

Anhinga in Breeding Color

 

 

 

40 thoughts on “Nice Eye Makeup

  1. Very handsome… with those neck feathers he also looks like he stuck his bill in an electrical socket – or maybe swallowed an electric eel..?! Another great series, Phil!

    • It’s mostly the male anhinga that has these eye colors, I think the female’s feathers fluff up a bit and they get brighter but the males get this aqua color which is attractive. 🙂

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