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Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) - Yoakam Point - Charleston, Oregon 5/17/2009 (suz)

The Pelagic Cormorant is also known as the Baird’s Cormorant. It can dive as deep as 100 feet in coastal waters to feed on the sea bottom. This bird uses its own guano to solidify its nest materials and to cement its nest to the cliff face. A group of cormorants has many collective nouns, including a "flight", "gulp", "rookery", "sunning", and "swim" of cormorants.

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Coos Bay, Oregon

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  • Uploaded on June 8, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP500UZ
    • Taken on 2009/05/17 13:25:23
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 63.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash