Cormorant perching on electricity cable

Various gulls (Laridae) and terns (Sternidae) have been noted perching on wire (Brit. Birds 72: 343-344) following the statement by W. G. Harvey (Brit. Birds 70: 545-546) that he could find no reference to web-footed birds perching on wires for protracted periods. At 08.45 GMT on 16th April 1978, I noticed two Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo perched on the


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