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cormorant

a sombre, mostly black, coastal bird that dives for its prey. There are many species. Called also shag, Phalacrocorax and Halietor spp.
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The fishermen in Wucheng no longer breed their own cormorants as they used to.
The whole west side of the island is now covered with cormorants," says Daphne Hatch, the sole wildlife biologist directly employed by the 75,000-acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes Alcatraz.
Earlier this year, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan suggested that an upgrade program for the CH-149 Cormorant search and rescue helicopters would be a key program for the RCAF in the future.
However, the number of cormorants wintering and roosting on inland water seem to have increased dramatically and up to date information is needed.
Cormorants roosted in this area from October to April.
After Galapagos cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi) split off from other cormorants, their wings shrunk to 19 centimeters long and their bodies grew to 3.
Over the past 3 decades, declines in breeding population size of Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) have been noted in 2 areas of southern British Columbia.
Cormorants, native to the Pacific Northwest, are fish-eating birds whose diet includes young salmon and steelhead.
Tenders are invited for Cormorant abundance of regulatory measures for the implementation of the five colonies performance
Double-crested Cormorants were the most widespread nesters (N = 37), followed by Great Blue Heron (N= 26), Great Egret (N=13), Black-crowned Night-Heron (N = 4), Cattle Egret (N=3), and Snowy Egrets (N = 2).
Colin Brown and Bernard Fitzhugh also found success at the culvert, taking 27 in total, while John McGarrell caught 21 rainbows to 5lb 9oz on Black Cormorants and 12 Foam Beetles from the woodside and culvert.
It was once believed that the decline in sea fish stocks around our coasts was a reason cormorants were coming inland.