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July 2014 - Double-crested Cormorant
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Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

The Double-crested Cormorant is a large diving bird with a long neck and a long bill. It eats mostly fish which it catches by diving. An interesting feature about cormorants is that unlike most seabirds, they don't have any waterproofing. This allows the cormorant to have wet feathers which reduces buoyancy making deep diving easier. Because of the lack of water-proofing, cormorants are often seen standing on rocks drying their wings.
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Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
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