In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Writing soon after the turn of the century in Nature in Eastern Norfolk, Arthur Patterson considered the cormorant as ‘rather rare’.
- Although it is widely regarded as a coastal and sea bird, the cormorant can now be found in ever-increasing numbers at lakes and gravel pits in Britain.
- Seabirds like pelicans, penguins, and cormorants are highly vulnerable to oil, which can cover their feathers with a gluelike substance that can immobilize the animals.
- The northwards path along a rocky coastline takes you to Dunstanburgh Castle, a romantic ruin where kittiwakes, cormorants and fulmars nest on whinstone cliffs.
- One practice entails tethering cormorants by the neck, pulling them back to the boat after they successfully procure fish, then extracting the fish from the bird.
- Around the rocky shores sea birds such as gulls, terns, cormorants, gannets and puffins nested in the cliffs and dunes.
- We had seen guillemots, gannets, razorbills, puffins and cormorants by the time we reached the first of the four shipwrecks we would dive over this weekend.
- Ducks, coots, teals, terns, gulls, cormorants, waders, egrets, plovers and herons are some of the birds that assemble here.
- The double-crested cormorant is a black bird with a long neck, long bill, hooked on the end, and long tail.
- The sky is busy with gulls and the exposed sands and stones are playgrounds to coastal waders, including oyster catchers, cormorants and sandpipers.
- Brandt's Cormorants, like other cormorants, are colonial nesters.
- They are preyed on by herons, cormorants, kingfishers, goosanders, large trout and eels.
- Avian swimmers such as penguins and puffins and ducks and cormorants, as well as sea turtles and other water-dwelling reptiles, must also come up for air.
- We were extremely fortunate that the cormorants were in breeding plumage.
- The lines of supporting buoys have been adopted by cormorants, gulls, guillemots, eider ducks, oystercatchers and even the odd heron.
- This hypothesis is supported by correlative and experimental evidence from various species such as kittiwakes, cormorants, house wrens, cliff swallows, and collared flycatchers.
- Some anhingids breed in colonies alongside cormorants or herons.
- Each January, FWC participants comb New York State lakes, rivers and shorelines to count ducks, geese, and swans as well as associated water birds like loons, grebes, cormorants, and coots.
- This year, the zoo has received nearly 500 painted storks and cormorants, local migratory birds that have come in from nearby States.
- Various kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants and gulls are common birds found here.
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