Cormorants drinking in flight. In November 1984, at the Bharatpur Reserve in India, we watched Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo of the Asiatic race sinensis drinking while in flight. The air temperature at the time was about 30°C and there was no wind. The Cormorants circled the open-water areas and descended in a long, shallow glide to within a few centimetres of the surface, before dipping their

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