Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Description: А massive bird with webbed feet, a long neck, a curved beak and a big black tuft. It is black with a greenish sheen, its throat and cheeks are white, the bare skin on the sides of the beak is yellow and stretches over the corner of the mouth. In the summer, some species develop white spots on their thighs. Sometimes the adult species have their head and neck grey. The young birds are red-brown and white-bellied. The bird is 80-100 cm long and weighs 1.8 to3 kg.
Habitat: The great cormorant periodically settles on large lakes. It feeds almost exclusively via diving for fish.
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