|Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden)
|Date Taken: 2006|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 19:26|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Image properties in pixels is not what it could be:-).|
The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in much of the Old World and the Atlantic coast of North America.
This is a very common and widespread bird species. It breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs or in trees (which are eventually killed by the droppings), but also increasingly inland. 3-4 eggs are laid in a nest of seaweed or twigs.
It feeds on the sea, in estuaries, and on freshwater lakes and rivers. Northern birds migrate south and winter along any coast that is well-supplied with fish.
This is a large black bird, 77-94 cm in length with a 121-149 cm wingspan. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. In European waters it can be distinguished from the Common Shag by its larger size, heavier build, thicker bill, lack of a crest and plumage without any green tinge.
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Perfect scene. Bravo! No more speech.
- [2006-07-21 3:44]
Wonderful shot.Momnet you caught is great.I liked POV,details,framing and composition a lot.
Bravo pour la netteté et les détails de ce bel oiseau. Superbe exposition .Tres jolie la composition et et la belle présentation
Au revoir et merci...JP