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Working Great Cormorants

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax carbo
Order: Pelecaniformes

The Great Cormorant, known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the Black Cormorant in Australia and the Black Shag further south in New Zealand, is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in much of the Old World and the Atlantic coast of North America

This photo taken at Nanxun, China. These are captive birds used to fish, hence the string on their legs. Birds dive for live fish and return with their catch to the boat. In situations where the birds swallow the fish, a ring is installed around the neck to prevent swallowing.

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