|Bulky stick nest in a tree or a cliff
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
April - May. 1 Brood.
3 to 4