Flightless Cormorant
 
Name:  Flightless (or Galapagos) Cormorant
Scientific Name:  Phalacrocorax harrist
Length: 89 - 100 cm
 
Cormorants are large waterbirds with elongated bodies; short, set-back legs with large, webbed feet.  Their long necks and long hooked bills are used to catch fish underwater.  Once they return to land from a period of feeding at sea they habitually  hold their wings out to dry.  The Flightless Cormorant is the largest and only flightless cormorant in the world.