Platalea leucorodia


The great cormorant breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs or in trees (which are eventually killed by the droppings), but also increasingly inland. Can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water. You can see him often with open wings, a behavior is commonly described as "sunbathing" or "wing-drying." because his plumage is not water repellent

Platalea leucorodia

[Linnaeus 1758]

Other names: Common spoonbill

Italian name: Spatola




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