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Phalacrocorax carbo by harpyja.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

This is the head of a Great Cormorant. Cormorants are officially protected in Germany, but fishermen often hunt and kill them anyway.

Cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) medium-to-large coastal seabirds, 40 species worldwide, 18-40" up to 11 lb. Fish-eaters, small eels, water snakes. Long, thin bill, sharply hooked. Webbing between all four toes; can dive from surface to depths of 140' Many species have areas of colored skin on face which can be bright blue, orange, red or yellow. A very ancient group, with similar ancestors reaching all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs, traditionally placed within the Pelecaniformes.

Cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) medium-to-large coastal seabirds, 40 species worldwide, 18-40" up to 11 lb. Fish-eaters, small eels, water snakes. Long, thin bill, sharply hooked. Webbing between all four toes; can dive from surface to depths of 140' Many species have areas of colored skin on face which can be bright blue, orange, red or yellow. A very ancient group, with similar ancestors reaching all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs, traditionally placed within the Pelecaniformes.

Beebower Productions www.beebower.com Hugh had his prey in sight, a cormorant that was drying his wings after diving for a fish. The brush near the bird concealed Hugh very well, but he needed to be just a little bit closer to fill the frame. Slowly, carefully Hugh snuck a few inches closer. The bird turned just enough to see its face. Click and done. Hugh returned home a happy camper.

Beebower Productions www.beebower.com Hugh had his prey in sight, a cormorant that was drying his wings after diving for a fish. The brush near the bird concealed Hugh very well, but he needed to be just a little bit closer to fill the frame. Slowly, carefully Hugh snuck a few inches closer. The bird turned just enough to see its face. Click and done. Hugh returned home a happy camper.

Cormorants are excellent fisher birds but do not have waterproof feathers. The cormorant feathers are easily waterlogged which allows them to sink and dive faster. The cormorant would often be seen sitting on rocks with their wings spread out to dry out their wet feathers. Subject: Cormorant Location: Africa #timplowdenphotography #bird #birdphotography #birding #birds #feathers #facts #educate #wildlife #nature #habitat #fishing #africa #travel #traveling #behavior #airdry #beak #perch…

Cormorants are excellent fisher birds but do not have waterproof feathers. The cormorant feathers are easily waterlogged which allows them to sink and dive faster. The cormorant would often be seen sitting on rocks with their wings spread out to dry out their wet feathers. Subject: Cormorant Location: Africa #timplowdenphotography #bird #birdphotography #birding #birds #feathers #facts #educate #wildlife #nature #habitat #fishing #africa #travel #traveling #behavior #airdry #beak #perch…

This dark, long-bodied diving bird floats low in the water with its thin neck and bill raised; perches upright near water with wings half-spread to dry. The Double-crested (which rarely looks noticeably crested in the field) is the most generally distributed cormorant in North America, and the only one likely to be seen inland in most areas.

This dark, long-bodied diving bird floats low in the water with its thin neck and bill raised; perches upright near water with wings half-spread to dry. The Double-crested (which rarely looks noticeably crested in the field) is the most generally distributed cormorant in North America, and the only one likely to be seen inland in most areas.

Cormorant diving for fish ... dive straight down to grab his fish dinner

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) prepares to dive straight down to grab his fish dinner over the harbor entrance to Morro Bay. (by mikebaird)