Vision and Foraging in Cormorants: More like Herons than Hawks?

  title={Vision and Foraging in Cormorants: More like Herons than Hawks?},
  author={Craig R White and Norman Day and Patrick J. Butler and Graham R. Martin},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={833 - 841}
BACKGROUND Great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo L.) show the highest known foraging yield for a marine predator and they are often perceived to be in conflict with human economic interests. They are generally regarded as visually-guided, pursuit-dive foragers, so it would be expected that cormorants have excellent vision much like aerial predators, such as hawks which detect and pursue prey from a distance. Indeed cormorant eyes appear to show some specific adaptations to the amphibious life… CONTINUE READING
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