cormorant

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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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2002: Further European integration: mixed sub-species colonies of great cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo in Britain - colony establishment, diet, and implications for fisheries management.
Given the vast population densities of gulls and other seabirds in northern Norway, it may not seem unusual that gull and Great Cormorant feathers were used in the making of this pillow; until now, however, these feathers have never been reported or documented as species used in Viking Age pillow making.
The eagles are flying to Maine's remote rocky islands where they have been raiding the only known nesting colonies of great cormorants in the US.

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