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Cormorant on Outflow Pipe, Worthing, West Sussex
Cormorants have relatively short wings due to their need for economical movement underwater, and consequently have the highest flight costs of any bird.<br />
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Cormorants and shags are medium-to-large seabirds. They are coastal rather than oceanic birds, and some have colonised inland waters – indeed, the original ancestor of cormorants seems to have been a fresh-water bird, judging from the habitat of the most ancient lineage.<br />
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Stock Photo by Paddy Bergin