Phalacrocorax carbo

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The large cormorant is a globally distributed bird known for its size and distinct features. Adults exhibit a substantial white throat patch, while lacking a crest. Breeding adults display a circular white flank patch. Juveniles typically have a contrasting white belly, with the African variant sporting extensive white underparts across all plumages. Often observed perched on rocks or pilings, these birds frequently dive to feed on fish. They inhabit various water bodies, from rivers and reservoirs to marine settings. In North America, they are primarily found along the coastal regions of the North Atlantic.

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