Great Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo
(L 28-40" WS 48-63"
Wt 5.7-8.2 lbs)
Wide variation in size with its wide distribu-
tion ...males average 8.1 lbs and and females
6.5 lbs in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Lake Kerkini
Greece
18May2015
 The cormorants
    hang their feathers out to dry -
    black velvet rags showing threadbare
    in the wind.
    Like old women living in the past,
    they tend their tattered finery
    with talon fingers
    and black remembering eyes.
(Rita Summers)