Mar 30 2013

Hunchbacked

Published by at 7:30 am under Bird Behavior,Water and Shore

Male common merganser in flight (photo by Steve Gosser)

Most birds fly with flat backs and heads up but some have this rounded hunchbacked look.

Here a common merganser flies with dipped neck and tail.  Loons always show this profile.

This shape is a good field mark.  Can you name other birds that fly like this?

(photo by Steve Gosser)

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  1. George Bercikon 30 Mar 2013 at 11:57 am

    Double-crested Cormorants

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