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Double-Crested Cormorant

Plight of a Feathered Pariah
by Linda R. Wires and Barry Kent MacKay
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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 349 pp.
Size: 9.50 x 6.20 inches

ISBN: 9780300187113
TB Code: 1705145
Availability: 101 in stock
The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around the world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected that the first European settlers in North America quickly deemed the double-crested cormorant a competitor for fishing stock and undertook a relentless drive to destroy the birds. This enormously important book explores the roots of human-cormorant conflicts, dispels myths about the birds, and offers the first comprehensive assessment of the policies that have been developed to manage the double-crested cormorant in the twenty-first century.