Friday, November 9, 2007

Flightless Bird

The Galapagos flightless cormorant is the only nonflight cormorant in the world. The birds feed near the bottom of the ocean on squid, octopus, eel, and fish. They swim by kicking with their legs. The flightless cormorant doesn’t go farther from the shore than about 300 feet. When they get back to shore they spread their wings to dry out.

These cormorants are blackish on top brown underneath. They have a long hooked beak and turquoise colored eyes.

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