Amphibious hearing in a diving bird, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)

  title={Amphibious hearing in a diving bird, the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)},
  author={Ole N{\ae}sbye Larsen and Magnus Wahlberg and Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
ABSTRACT Diving birds can spend several minutes underwater during pursuit-dive foraging. To find and capture prey, such as fish and squid, they probably need several senses in addition to vision. Cormorants, very efficient predators of fish, have unexpectedly low visual acuity underwater. So, underwater hearing may be an important sense, as for other diving animals. We measured auditory thresholds and eardrum vibrations in air and underwater of the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis… 

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