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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)



Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - Breeding Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - With Young Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) - Flying Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

Class: Aves
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Great Cormorant
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species Name: carbo

About The Great Cormorant

Great cormorants eat fish and are known for their excellent diving skills. They forage in fresh as well as saline or brackish water. They can rotate their eyes, something most other birds are unable to do. Unlike other water fowl, their plumage is not oily. They absorb lots of water, so they need to spread their wings to dry after a swim. This bird has not had an easy life in the Netherlands. Because it was considered a rival for fishermen, they were shot, poisoned, chased away and even hung in huge numbers,

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Trips Where Observed

Africa: Eastern and Southern
Africa: Egypt and Ethiopia
Around The World in 66 Days
Eastern Australia
India
Indonesia
Kenya Solar Eclipse
New Zealand
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Uganda and stops between

Member Lifelists

Africa
Asia
Australasia
Europe
India
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
12/29/2002
ssp. lucidus, White-breasted Cormorant
1/8/2012
Local Name: Black Shag
11/1/2013
3/31/2015

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