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Phalacrocorax carbo


Phalacrocorax carbo
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 19:26
Viewed: 3127
Points: 6
[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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Hello Annick!
Perfect scene. Bravo! No more speech.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-21 3:44]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful shot.Momnet you caught is great.I liked POV,details,framing and composition a lot.
TFS...:-)

Bonjour Annick
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

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