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Cormorants

Cormorants Congregate on an Island (2010)

These large, black birds are found in Maine primarily along the coast, on rocky shores, on ledges, and swimming in the water. “Cormorant” is derived from two latin words that mean “sea crow,” but this bird is not actually associated with the crow family of birds.

This double-crested cormorant (typically 32 inches long with a 52 inch wingspan) was inspectng a tidal stream in search of fish.  They are also seen in Maine’s rivers and lakes.

Double-Crested Cormorant on the Coast (2010)Double-Crested Cormorant on the Coast (2010)

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