The cormorant is a bird of Phalacrocoracidae. It is about 1 m long, with a wingspan of about 1,60 m. The cormorant has a long neck. Its bill is long and hooked. The plumage is dark, except for its cheeks and chin that are white. The younger specimens are less dark. The cormorant nests on rocky coasts and trees. It lays 3-4 eggs in a rough nest, woven with twigs and seaweed. The eggs hatch in 28 days. The hatchlings start flying after nearly 60 days.

The cormorant eats fish that catches dipping. Then it spreads its wings to dry them in the sun. In Abruzzo it is spread on the coast and in fluvial areas.

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