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noun as in hog

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Cormorants and other marine birds “nest like that, one next to the other,” he says.

When we see cormorants and other marine birds that nest like that, one next to the other — it’s almost like that.

Once practiced in ancient Egypt and elsewhere around the world, cormorant fishing now survives mostly in China and Japan, where the world’s most famous cormorant fishery, on Gifu prefecture’s Nagara River, has continued uninterrupted for 1,300 years.

So when domoic acid incidents became more common in the 2000s—more brown pelicans, more cormorants, and even sea-lions—dots throughout history started to connect.

Most of the Cormorant's time is spent in fishing, for he lives entirely on fish, and catches immense numbers of them.

This habit seems to show that the Cormorant uses his wings, as well as his feet, in his frequent journeys under water.

Sometimes the Cormorant swims slowly along with his head under water, on the watch for small fish.

The Cormorant could not perform this feat, but his throat will stretch so as to allow the passage of large fish.

In some countries there is a price on his head--that is, so much money is given for every Cormorant killed.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cormorant, such as: pig, gorger, gourmand, gormandizer, greedy eater, and hefty eater.

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