National Geographic : 1934 Mar
BIRDS OF LAKE AND LAGOON, MARSH AND SEACOAST (Q) iNational teograpnic society Approximately one-sixtn natural size HE MIMICS THE SNAKE WHEN FRIGHTENED If alarmed while swimming, the water turkey, or darter (center right, and flying), frequently will submerge backward, leaving only his snaky head and neck protruding. The "snakebird," as he is popularly called, is strong and graceful in the air. The Mexican cormorant (lower) is a relative of both species shown in Plate IV. The Mexican grebe (left) is North America's smallest grebe.