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Parys:
Police: 10111
Police Service: 056 811 2500
Ambulance: 056 811 5834
Fire Brigade: 056 811 5834
Traffic: 056 811 5834
Hospital: 056 816 2100

Sasolburg:
Police Service: 016 970 1031/2
Hospital: 016 970 9400

VaalPark:
Hospital: 016 971 9000

The Barrage:
Police Service: 016 987 6720/61/62

Vanderbijl:
Police Service: 016 910 9000/46
Cormed: 016 981 8080/1
Emfuleni Medi Clinic: 016 950 8000/111

Other:
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Netcare 911: 082 911

Published: 13 Oct 2017

Slanghalsvoël/African Darter

Die Slanghalsvoël (Anhinga rufa) is ‘n voël wat in Suid-AfrikaZimbabwe, sentrale Namibië en noord Botswana voorkom. Die voël is 80 – 92 cm groot en weeg 1 – 1.7 kg met ‘n vlerkspan van 1.2 – 1.3 meter. Hulle broei koloniaal in bome, riete, dikwels saam met ander watervoëls. In Engels staan die voël bekend as African darter.

The African darter (Anhinga rufa), sometimes called the snakebird, is a water bird of sub-Saharan Africa and Iraq.

The male is mainly glossy black with white streaking, but females and immature birds are browner. The African darter differs in appearance from the American darter most recognisably by its thin white lateral neck stripe against a rufous background colour. The pointed bill should prevent confusion with cormorants.

It is an 80 cm long cormorant-like fish-eating species with a very long neck, like other anhingas.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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