Body black (male) or pale brown with a white stripe along the side of the neck (female). Neck very long. Bill yellow with a pointed tip. Body up to 90 cm long.
Darters hunt prey by spearing fish with their pointed bill. They hold their wings out to dry when perched.
Rivers and wetlands.
Scattered populations around Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Near Threatened