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Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritis


This spotting is about a young Double-crested Cormorant who has just finished fishing It chose a dead tree trunk as a good spot for drying off, cleared water from its feathers by vigorous shaking then spread its wings wide to dry in the air.


Green Cay Wetlands Preservation Area.


When I took this series (and as I worked on this posting) I kept thinking this was an Anhinga. Both Cormorants and Anhingas dry their wings by spreading them and holding them out. I know Anhingas lack oil glands and that is why they air dry; I'm not sure about cormorants.

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1 Comment

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 11 years ago

Beautiful series!

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 5, 2013
Submitted on May 10, 2013

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