taking advantage of golf-course landscaping
I usually know my cormorants well, but I'm having trouble with this one. Phalacrocorax aristotelis or Phalacrocorax carbo? What do you think?
OK, so the picture not exactly telephoto, but the silhouette should do it...
The order Suliformes (dubbed "Phalacrocoraciformes" by Christidis & Boles 2008) is a proposed order by the International Ornithologist's Union. In regards to the recent evidence that the traditional Pelecaniformes is polyphyletic, it has been suggested that the group be split up to reflect the true evolutionary relationships.