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Great Cormorant at the Keys

Great Cormorant at the Keys
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Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 29] (296)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-18 7:49
Viewed: 3109
Points: 2
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Great Cormorant photographed at the Florida Keys.

The Great Cormorant 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. 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. The Great Cormorant 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. The Great Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water (Wikipedia).

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Good shot. I like the background and the sharpness of the subject, as well as its wing posture.

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