Cormorants
(Phalacrocoracidae) As Birds In The Wild

Cormorants and shags are medium-to-large birds, with body weight in the range of 0.35-5 kilograms (0.77-11.02 lb) and wing span of 45-100 centimetres (18-39 in). The majority of species have dark feathers. The bill is long, thin and hooked. Their feet have webbing between all four toes. All species are fish-eaters, catching the prey by diving from the surface.
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Cormorant
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(2008) Stuttgart, Germany
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This bird is resting on an urn placed next to a reflecting pool inside the Stuttgart Zoo. It isn't caged and flew in on its own. I witnessed many herons, storks and cormorantsexternal link fly into various enclosures to take advantage of the plentiful food supply.


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Cormorants all lined up on a sea breakwater
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(2006) San Francisco, California
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Cormorants all lined up on a sea breakwater


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Cormorant takes to flight
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(2006) Martinez Regional Seashore, Martinez, California
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Cormorant takes to flight


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