January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Cormorant, a seabird that pursues and catches fish under water. When the cormorant catches sight of its prey, it dives swiftly into the water. The bird uses its webbed feet and strong wings to propel itself beneath the surface. Chinese fishermen use tame cormorants to catch fish for them. A band fitted around the bird's neck prevents it from swallowing a whole fish, but it can eat small pieces tossed to it by the fisherman.


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