|Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-28|
|Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 12:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Florida CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax Uaritus Floridanus)|
Double crested Cormorant.
The Double-crested Cormorant swims low in the water, often with just its neck and head visible, and dives from the surface. It uses its feet for propulsion and is able to dive to a depth of 1.5–7.5 m (5–25 feet) for 30–70 seconds. After diving, it spends long periods standing with its wings outstretched to allow them to dry, since they are not fully waterproofed. This species flies low over the water, with its bill tilted slightly upward, sometimes leaving the colony in long, single-file lines.
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