Phalacrocorax – Old World cormorants

A reminder that birds are the descendants of the great Dinosaurs

The cormorant has an almost primitive look and is a stunning bird. It nearly has a reptile appearance due to its long neck. It often appears in a position with its wings spread out to dry. These birds are expert fishers, and the effective utilization of their skill might make the difference between their population’s survival or extinction.

Cormorants are sociable birds that are active throughout the day. They often leave their roosts early in the morning to go foraging and return within an hour. Little time is spent foraging each day, while parents of small children may spend more time foraging.

Cormorants will consume insects, amphibians, crabs, and various fish when fishing in freshwater. Cormorants are carnivores (piscivores).