Birds & Alligators | Cormorants and Anhingas

The Double-crested Cormorant is a black cormorant with an orange throat pouch and long neck. It has a long hooked bill which is tilted upwards when it swims. Adults have a short tuft of feathers over each eye during the breeding season.
Similar to Cormorants, Anhingas (known as Snakebirds) swim underwater to catch fish. Anhingas have long dagger shaped serrated bills which they use to stab fish. They then throw the fish in the air and swallow them whole. Lacking oil glands, both Species have to dry their wings in the sun after being submerged.
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