Other Names: Snakebird, Darter, American Darter, Water Turkey
Distribution: Wetlands of the southeastern United States, south through Brazil.
Size: 83-87 cm in length with a 115-119 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally black, with white tips on the tail and wing mantle feathers. Males have greenish iridescence on the black feathers, and the upper surface of their wings is silvery-gray. Females have a tawny-brown neck and breast, sharply set off from a black belly. The beak and legs are yellow and the eyes are black.