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The Great Cormorant

One of the birds we saw on the backwater boat trip on the Kabini backwaters is the


Here's one bird, sitting in the evening sunlight:

gtr cormorant 191010

As our boat neared, it took to the air:

gtr crmrnt flight 191010

And later, we were privileged to see a nest, in which the nestling was insistently asking food of the mother:

gtr crmt and chick 191010

Here's the video I took:

The wiki may use words like "ungainly"...but to me, the Cormorant is a beautiful bird, adapted well to its water-based life.
Tags: birding, jlr, karnataka, nest, ntp, photography, video

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