The Great Cormorant

October 21, 2010

One of the birds we saw on the backwater boat trip on the Kabini backwaters is the


Here’s one bird, sitting in the evening sunlight:

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As our boat neared, it took to the air:

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And later, we were privileged to see a nest, in which the nestling was insistently asking food of the mother:

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Here’s the video I took:

The wiki may use words like “ungainly”…but to me, the Cormorant is a beautiful bird, adapted well to its water-based life.