White-breasted cormorant.

White-breasted Cormorant

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White-breasted cormorants are a regional subspecies of the great cormorants from Sub-Saharan Africa.

White-breasted cormorant.

White-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus), Toronto Zoo.

Cormorants are beautiful birds that fish very efficiently. In fact so efficiently that in some places people use captive cormorants to fish. The white-breasted cormorants are not used in this manner because it is not practiced in their geographical range, but the conspecific great cormorants are for such purposes in China.

White-breasted cormorant.

The white-breasted cormorants in these pictures live in the African Savanna Exhibit of the Toronto Zoo.

Further Readings:

White-breasted cormorant on Wikipedia.
White-breasted cormorant on the Toronto Zoo website.
Cormorant fishing on Wikipedia.
Last updated: October 9, 2014

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