Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday: Little Black Cormorant

The Little Black Cormorant is a small, slim, totally black cormorant with a greenish sheen to the back and a slender grey hooked bill. 

In the breeding season, adults have fine white flecks on the head and neck and the green tinge becomes more bronze. This species congregates in larger flocks than other cormorants and flies in V-shaped formations.

The Little Black Cormorant feeds on fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. It catches prey underwater, by diving and swimming using its large, fully webbed feet for propulsion. As their feathers are not waterproof, cormorants are regularly seen perched with their wings outstretched to dry after fishing.
(info from Birds in Backyards)









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13 comments:

Nic van Es said...

ze zitten daar wel heerlijk in het zonnetje mooi te zijn.

TexWisGirl said...

they are beautiful! such great feather detail!

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Joop Zand said...

Very nice pictures Liz...... i like them all.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

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Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! Love those blue-green eyes!

Lisa Gordon said...

They are just precious, Liz, and those green eyes are mesmerizing.

Brian King said...

I've never considered cormorants to be pretty birds, but I love the black plumage on this species! And the feather pattern is awesome! Gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the Cormorant. Love the closeups and their gorgeous eyes.

mick said...

Great photos of the Little Black Cormorants. I love the eye color. I hope your knee gets better quickly and that you can soon be doing all the things you want to.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Wonderful series of photos, Liz!

It is always a bonus to get the eye in focus the way you did.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Belle capture d'expressions ! Fantastique de saisir ces yeux si forts en couleurs !

Gary Phillips said...

Great eyes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! I love those green eyes.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great set of shots adn I loved their green eyes

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