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Cormorant Female Skull Replica measures 5.6 inches. Cormorant Female Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Nesocarbo is the scientific name. Our percise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Cormorant or Nesocarbo and shags are medium-to-large birds, with body weight in the range of 0.77 to 11.02 lbs. and wing span of 18 to 39 in. The majority of species have dark feathers. The bill is long, thin and hooked. Their feet have webbing between all four toes.
All Nesocarbo species are fish-eaters, catching the prey by diving from the surface. They are excellent divers, and under water they propel themselves with their feet with help from their wings; some species have been found to dive as deep as 150 ft.
Cormorants or Nesocarbo nest in colonies around the shore, on trees, islets or cliffs. They are coastal rather than oceanic birds, and some have colonized inland waters.
All are fish eaters, dining on small eels, fish, and even snakes. They dive from the surface, though many species make a characteristic half jump presumably to give themselves a more streamlined entry into the water. They propel themselves with their feet, though some also propel themselves with their wings.
After fishing, Nesocarbo go ashore, and are frequently seen holding their wings out in the sun. All Nesocarbo have preen gland secretions that are used ostensibly to keep the feathers waterproof. The drying action is seen even in the flightless cormorant but commonly in the Antarctic shags and red-legged cormorants.
Their eggs are a chalky blue color. There is usually one brood a year. The young are fed through regurgitation. They typically have deep, ungainly bills, showing a greater resemblance to those of the pelicans, to which they are related, than is obvious in the adults.
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