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.
Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.
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