Cormorant  Adult
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 10th March 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.




 

Taken at Musselburgh on 15th December 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File

Taken at Linlithgow on 6th October 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 3rd September 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Female in breeding plumage
Taken at Ardmore Point on 24th March 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 24th August 2009 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.

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Juvenile
Taken at Strathclyde Park
on 4th January 2017 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 17th November 2016 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 600 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile in flight
Taken at Musselburgh on 6th September 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile in flight
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 9th October 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Adult in flight
Taken at Prestonpans on 23rd February 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

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Lunch
Taken at Musselburgh on 21st February 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Cormorant.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Phalacrocorax carbo.
Pelecaniformes.
Phalacrocoracidae.


Site Of Nest:
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Plumage:

Feature:







Length:
NestingPeriod:
Eggs:
Bulky stick nest in a tree or a cliff edge.
Fish, especially bottom-living flatfish and eels.
Blackish, glossed with Blue and Bronze. In the Spring it has white streaks on it's head, a bold white throat and white patches on it's thighs.
Humans have historically exploited cormorants' fishing skills. In China, Japan and Macedonia they have been trained by fishermen. A snare is tied near the base of the bird's throat, which allows the bird only to swallow small fish. When the bird captures and tries to swallow a large fish, the fish is caught in the bird's throat. When the bird returns to the fisherman's raft, the fisherman helps the bird to remove the fish from its throat. The method is not as common today, since more efficient methods of catching fish have been developed.
90 cm
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April - May. 1 Brood.

3 to 4

Voice: