Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cormorants hunt as pack, eat alone

About 20 Little Black Cormorants (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) dominate the fishing in  Tyto's new lagoons these days. 


Birds hunt in a pack, often diving and resurfacing in near unison.


But togetherness stops at sharing the spoils. Taking the catch ashore is best strategy.


Get the fish lined up head-first for the swallow.


In it goes, ready for the final gulp. Then, quickly back to rejoin the pack. 

2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
I have not been checking blogs, (your or anyone's) for several weeks. Too busy.
I missed it, though.
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Great sequence of shots there, especially the swallowing images.
Loved the "pack" swimming together.
Cheers
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: Thanks. I understand busy, though my interests are rather narrower than your worthy work. Keep it up!