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Cormorants: Reed Cormorant

Unread postby Kwando » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:26 pm

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Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus

Adult form, 50-55cm in size.
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Unread postby Elsa » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:49 am

Would it also be correct to say that the Reed Cormorant prefers fresh water dams and lakes and avoids salt water estuaries and bays. :?:
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Unread postby j-ms » Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:58 am

Not necessarily. Here at Schoenies there are many Reed Cormorants that frequent the rock pools along the coast, often in association with Little Egrets, which also mostly considered fresh water birds.
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Unread postby j-ms » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:37 am

Following on my earlier note, these two seemed to be fishing in tandem in a rock pool in front of our house. Note that both the Reed Cormorant and the Little Egret are in breeding plumage (photo taken in late October).
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Unread postby leopardspotter » Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:04 pm

Thanks for sending those interesting pic's j-ms :)
Elsa wrote:Would it also be correct to say that the Reed Cormorant prefers fresh water dams and lakes and avoids salt water estuaries and bays. :?:

Well... Sasol (2nd edition) states: "A freshwater cormorant rarely seen at the coast"
But according to j-ms they are pretty common in his area. I haven't seen them along the coast but I do see them regularly along the firewater's of Flamingo Vlei (Cape Town).

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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:09 am

Reed cormorant in Kruger NP
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Vlekkie » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:28 pm

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Hi, we camped in Berg-En-Dal and one day we were sitting at the water and found these 3,at first, it was just the 2 of them and then it was all 3 together, I know the Afrikaans names but unfortunately I don’t have my bird book with me for the English names.

I just wanted to share it with you........

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:28 pm

Reed Cormorant, Fulvous Duck, African Jacana. Nice shots :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Vlekkie » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:43 am

Thanks Deefstes, I am in the proses of learning the name in English, some of the names are completely different from Afrikaans to English, but I will get there eventually!!!

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby deefstes » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:01 pm

Vlekkie wrote:Thanks Deefstes, I am in the proses of learning the name in English, some of the names are completely different from Afrikaans to English, but I will get there eventually!!!

It's a crying shame really but I've been birding with souties so much that I've started to forget some of the Afrikaans names again. How shocking is that!

But you have to agree that the Afrikaans names are so often just much better than the English names. These three birds are cases in point. What exactly is a "Cormorant"? Doesn't the name "Duiker" just describe the bird so much better. "Fulvous Duck" vs "Fluiteend", again the Afrikaans name wins hands down. "Jacana" vs "Langtoon", I rest my case.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby renard » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:09 pm

And the last ones:

10. Reed Cormorant
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DuQues » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:13 pm

Yep!

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Re: Cormorants: Reed Cormorant

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Seen at the Lower Sabie bridge in Feb this year.
Imm. Reed Cormorant.

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Re: Cormorants: Reed Cormorant

Unread postby Touareg » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:30 pm

Here is a Reed Cormorant taken at a freshwater dam. I just love the face.
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Re: Cormorants: Reed Cormorant

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:19 am

What a stunning pic Touareg. :clap:
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