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We close this year with a post on the Oriental Darter or the Indian Darter, which is the only species of the Darter found in India. Wikipedia indicates its conservation status as “near threatened”. The Darter is a wetland bird with a long neck, which it can turn in literally any direction. Because of this unique capability, it is also known as the snakebird.

Here is a collection of images of this beautiful species. They have been taken with the 300mm f2.8 lens. At times we have used the 2x TC as well. Both the D300 and the D80 have been used to take these images.