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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax
The Great Cormorant breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs - or in trees like here (which are eventually killed by the droppings), but also increasingly inland. 3 - 4 eggs are laid in a nest of seaweed or twigs.
Many fishermen see in the Great Cormorant a competitor for fish. Because of this it was nearly hunted to extinction in the past. Thanks to conservation efforts its numbers increased. The Great Cormorant is one of the few birds which can move its eyes, which assists in hunting.