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double crested cormorant

double crested cormorant

..thanks to whatbird.com i was able to figure out what this was.. this image above was taken shortly after getting home for lunch when wifey pointed out a weird looking bird perched in the middle of the lake for hours.. this image below was taken by wifey..

..i guess i surprised him, he does look petrified.. 😀

Double-crested Cormorant (perched)
Double-crested Cormorant (perched)

The Double-crested Cormorant has a large range, estimated globally at 3,200,000 kilometers. It is native to the nations of North America and many island nations and has been seen in various countries throughout Europe. This bird prefers wetlands and neritic or coastal marine ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated to be 1,100,000 to 2,200,000 individuals and it does not appear to meet population decline criteria that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. The current evaluation status of the Double-crested Comorant is Least Concern. read more..

20 replies on “double crested cormorant”

The peculiar posture of he cormorant is intended to dry its feathers, becauuse he needs to have hem dry to be able to dive and capture fishes. Nice shot Rian !

So, something with a complicated name like that you can figure out, but Bluebird was tough?
Very nice shot. I like the way you (oh right… she) gave it a lot of room in the frame to fly. Funny after being still all day, it suddenly took flight. She threw a rock at it, didn’t she? Wives can be vicious.

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