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Cormorant

(engl: Cormorant)

Diving suit from mother mature 

As a diving hunter, Cormorants are very well adapted to swimming underwater. Their strong legs with big webbed toes propel them through the water. Strong water-repellent feathers help them to dive and save their strength.

Hunting together 

Cormorants often hunt together. They also swim together in lines on the water and herd fish close to shore, where they are easier to catch. After fishing, the birds go ashore to dry off cormorant-style: They rest with their wings spread out in a raised position.

Kormoran, Foto: Harald Kobmann
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kormoran
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kormoran
Wissenschaftl. Name Phalacrocorax carbo
Ordnung Suliformes
Familie Kormorans
Größe bis 90 cm
Gewicht bis 3 kg
Fortpflanzung 3-5 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 26 Tage
Verbreitung worldwide
Lebensraum coastal areas, waters
Nahrung Fish
Bestand not endangered