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(Great/Black) Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

 

Cormorant Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant, a blue-eyed, prehistoric-looking bird which dives for fish. Found almost globally, these ones were on the River Thames and the Regents Canal, both in central London.

The first word of the bird's scientific name, which sounds like a line from the pop hit "Zabadak" or something worse, means "bald raven".

Cormorant Conductor

Characteristic pose to dry feathers, Barnes, south London

Conducting

 One of several species of cormorant and related shag throughout the world, this one with its white neck plumes looks a little like the Brandt's Cormorant of North America but is a Great Cormorant in London.

Cormorants sometimes flock together in large numbers, -- here together with Herons who provide look-out duty from a higher vantage point.

 

Cormorants and Pelicans on the Caspian

Cormorants and Gull on River Thames, London

White-headed cormorant on the Seine, Paris

Cormorant flying over Thames

Young Cormorant

A juvenile Cormorant

Butterfly face

Looking somewhat like a Dodo (but able to fly)

Butterfly face? Who, me?

Cormorants in flight

       
European Shag Australian Pied Cormorant Little Pied Shag
 
European/Crested/Common Shag
Green Cormorant
(Australian) Pied Cormorant Little Pied Shag