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. Directory to the birds of Eastern North America .. . l, fig. 34:tail, long, rounded, with feathersstiffened; toes and nostrils as inB, fig. 33; foot, 1-3; toe nail, life-size. Nests, placed on rocky cliffs,trees, and bushes, composed of ES, D. a, 2. sticks, seaweed, etc.; eggs, 2 to 5, much as in B. Flight,Fig. 34. rapid, direct, often in lines or Vs, but fre- quently breaking into irregular masses;wing-beats, continuous and rather rapid.Often perch on buoys, beacons, partlysubmerged rocks, and trees; when sit-ting upright, the neck is curved and thehead is held well up slightly in advanceof

. Directory to the birds of Eastern North America .. . l, fig. 34:tail, long, rounded, with feathersstiffened; toes and nostrils as inB, fig. 33; foot, 1-3; toe nail, life-size. Nests, placed on rocky cliffs,trees, and bushes, composed of ES, D. a, 2. sticks, seaweed, etc.; eggs, 2 to 5, much as in B. Flight,Fig. 34. rapid, direct, often in lines or Vs, but fre- quently breaking into irregular masses;wing-beats, continuous and rather rapid.Often perch on buoys, beacons, partlysubmerged rocks, and trees; when sit-ting upright, the neck is curved and thehead is held well up slightly in advanceof Stock Photo
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. Directory to the birds of Eastern North America .. . l, fig. 34:tail, long, rounded, with feathersstiffened; toes and nostrils as inB, fig. 33; foot, 1-3; toe nail, life-size. Nests, placed on rocky cliffs,trees, and bushes, composed of ES, D. a, 2. sticks, seaweed, etc.; eggs, 2 to 5, much as in B. Flight,Fig. 34. rapid, direct, often in lines or Vs, but fre- quently breaking into irregular masses;wing-beats, continuous and rather rapid.Often perch on buoys, beacons, partlysubmerged rocks, and trees; when sit-ting upright, the neck is curved and thehead is held well up slightly in advanceof the body; sometimes the wings arewidely spread and held in this way for^^^ a considerable time, fig. 34; walk fairlyjifli^ well; dive with ease, sometimes from111 the wing, but usually when swimming,&i remaining beneath the surface of the^ water for some time ; in alighting, willE, D, a. 2. 1 10. usually pass the object on which theyintend to rest, then turn and come back to it; in startingfrom a perch, will almost always drop downward nearly to. DIRECTORY TO BIRDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. 33 the water, then rise; when suddenly alarmed by a loudKhout or gun shot, if flying low over the water, will oftendrop into it, diving as soon as they strike it; theory, seldomgiven, is a harsh croak. The young are naked when hatchedwith the skin bluish or black and shining as if polished.Sexes, similar. a. Cormorants. Phalacrocorax.Characters, as in family. 1. CORMORANT, P. carbo. 38.00; feathers of throat,encroaching upon gula sac in a point which extends nearlyto bill; tail feathers, 14; blue-black, grayish-brown on backand wing coverts where each feather is bordered with black ;space adjoining gula sac, filamentous feathers scattered overhead, especially above eye, and large patch on flanks, white;iris, green; naked space about head, greenish-brown; gulasac, orange; feet, black. Young, brown above, lighter oreven whitish beneath; no white patches anywhere as inadults. Atlantic coast of

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