Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested cormorants are found through out much of North America. They are usually found in fresh or salt water habitats where they hunt fish by diving under the water. They are great swimmers, partially because they do not produce preening oils like most other waterfowl. These oils help birds like geese and ducks keep their feathers waterproof. With out these oils the cormorants feathers can get wet, which makes them less buoyant. Having less buoyancy helps them swim better underwater than many other species of waterfowl. Unfortunately it means that they have to dry themselves off by holding their wings out in the sun in order to make themselves light enough to fly. In most places that I have traveled cormorants are quite skittish but things are quite different in south Florida. It was not uncommon to see cormorants perched on the boardwalk rails at locations like Green Cay Nature Center.


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

We find these in our area, too. They're rather unique, identifiable from a distance, even. Thanks for sharing!

Melody said...

We see lots of them here.... thankfullly, beautiful birds as are their colors

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-20d/
(want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ? http://abcwednesday.wordpress.com)

Trubes said...

Beautiful bird,
I've seen them down in South Wales on holiday,
quite a while ago, but I haven't forgotten their
distinctive markings,
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très bel oiseau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Roger Owen Green said...

not just one crest, but two!

ROG, ABCW

شركة المثالي سوبر said...

شركة تسليك مجاري بسهات وعنك

ابو السيد said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال نقوم بكشف التسربات من خلال امببة هواء مزواده بالعداد

هواء كما يوجد لدينا جهاز الكترنى يكشف عن طريق التزبزبات
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالطائف
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجازان
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بحائل
والسلامة عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Unknown said...

bookmarked!!, I like your site!
FMCDealer

DQFanSurvey

TellSubway

Unknown said...

This Article is Awesome. It's helped me a lot. Sir, Please keep up your good work. We always with you and Waiting for your new interesting articles.
fmc direct crm

johnmith said...

anda Express Survey is a radiant open door for the regarded buyers of Express customers. To give reasonable input about the quality administrations notwithstanding achieving offersPANDA EXPRESS SURVEY

المتوكل على الله said...



شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
افضل شركة رش دفان بالرياض
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
شركة مكافحة الحمام بالرياض

المتوكل على الله said...



شركة تنظيف موكيت بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض
شركة تنظيف واجهات زجاج بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مساجد بالرياض
شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بيوت شعر بالرياض

swedish said...

Very informative post. I really do hope this stuff works! 스웨디시

Admin said...

Nice Post Admin Thanks For Sharing your knowledge Here, keep it up Downnload APKs Free

Admin said...

Amazing post dear All Mobile Tools

Admin said...

Awesome work sir. Download Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Flash File

kitchenairy said...

harmonypharm
harmonypharm
harmonypharm
harmonypharm
harmonypharm
harmonypharm

Chauffeurs Adelaide said...

Thank you for sharing such a valuable information ! One can get best adelaide chauffeur services services at an affordable price.

Danish amir said...

great thanks for sharing admin
viptools
4liker

rouf said...

Easily, the article is actually the best topic on this registry related issue. I fit in with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your next updates. backlink

rouf said...

Great post i must say and thanks for the information. Education is definitely a sticky subject. However, is still among the leading topics of our time. I appreciate your post and look forward to more. "buy Instagram followers"

motorcyclesspecs said...

Here in this article, I am going to share with you the 2022 Yamaha YZ65 Motorcycle Complete guide. Yamaha YZ65 Specs