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Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo


80 - 90cm length, over 120cm wingspan, black color with yellow throat-patch, weight 1,5 up to 5kg, lifespan up to 8 years. Eats fish, and sometimes rats. Dives very well.


Coasts, estuaries, deltas, large bodies of water. In the warm winters stays, and in cold winters migrates south. Nests in colonies sometimes in mixture with pelicans. 3 - 4 eggs, babies hatches in 28 - 30 days, and they stay in the nest around 7 weeks. This one is from a group of 5, that stayed for several days in the center of the city where they could find a small part of the river that was not frozen.

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Timișoara, Romania

Spotted on Feb 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 5, 2012

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