Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bird Photo: The Great Cormorant in Flight

Phalacrocorax carbo, bird, cormorant, flying

These are some fast moving birds, when they fly.

But, they are sort of hilarious to watch, taking off from the water.

It seems, they dive, looking for something to eat and have a hard time flying with wet wings.

So, using their webbed feet, they run in the water to get enough speed to start flying.

The scientific name: Phalacrocorax carbo

Learn more about Cormorants at ARKive 

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