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Birds beginning with “C”

My first thought for the theme of “Birds beginning with C” was cormorants. The photo below deserves to be pulled out of the gallery above, in part because it may need an explanation! In China, cormorants have been used for centuries to catch fish for humans. This photo gallery from The Guardian has some stunning photos of the men and the birds in action. In my photo, I suspect the man was parading these cormorants through a busy tourist area in search of people willing to pay for a photo.

Cormorants being carried – Yangshuo, China

I discovered I have photos of other C birds too, lurking in the archives.

Black cockatoo – Alice Springs, Australia

Canada Geese — Stratford, Canada

Pied currawong – Sydney, Australia

Condors – Colca Canyon, Peru

Birds beginning with “C” is the Bird Weekly theme.

19 thoughts on “Birds beginning with “C”

  1. Some incredible “C” birds. You could have pulled those Condors for last weeks challenge. LOL! I watched a documentary on PBS about the fishermen using the Cormorants to catch fish. I think they were in Vietnam or the Phillapeans. I thought it was pretty slick how they did that. I love all your birds this week! 🙂

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