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Question of the Week – Cormorant

Posted by romeethredge on January 17, 2013

Last week I had a photo of a bird “swimming?” underwater and it was a Cormorant.

Here’s some info about it from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

               ” The gangly Double-crested Cormorant is a prehistoric-looking, matte-black fishing bird with yellow-orange facial skin. Though they look like a combination of a goose and a loon, they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies and are a common sight around fresh and salt water across North America—perhaps attracting the most attention when they stand on docks, rocky islands, and channel markers, their wings spread out to dry. These solid, heavy-boned birds are experts at diving to catch small fish.”

Here it is right after it came up for air. There is a very similar bird that has a sharp bill not curved like this one, the Anhinga.

 Here’s a photo, below, of another bird and I want to know what it is, well, I want you to tell me what you think it is?_DSC2487_DSC2539

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