BIRDS OF RIVERS AND WETLANDS
This Great Cormorant was photographed in December 2006 at the entry of Giverny, where one often sees it perched with some others at the top of one of the dead trees of the “Petit Ru”. They are rather numerous this winter 2007.
The youthful ones have a white/black spotted breast, like here. Their plumage becomes black at the adulthood.
With good binoculars, you will be able to see the astonishing colour of its eyes. The neck of this bird which plunges and fishes under water is relatively long. Here it is at rest.
More about this bird with a soundtrack to listen to its guttural croakings.