21 January 2007
Er-Hai Lake, Dali City region, Yunnan Province, China
Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). This bird is being used by fishing people to capture fish. Notice the constriction near the base of the neck that prevents the bird from swallowing the fish. The fish is then removed when the birds' mouth is opened, stimulating the regurgitation reflex.
David Blank (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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