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I had always thought that cormorants were doing their superior pose like the one above. Turns out, since the birds have no oil glands, they do that to dry off.

I had always thought that cormorants were doing their superior pose like the one above. Turns out, since the birds have no oil glands, they do that to dry off.

Cormorants' Condo; all these birds seem to do is preen, fish and eat, which makes sense since they have no oil glands, necessitating the drying-off of their feathers in the sun.

Cormorants' Condo; all these birds seem to do is preen, fish and eat, which makes sense since they have no oil glands, necessitating the drying-off of their feathers in the sun.

Cormorant is seen drying itself off with spread wings. I had thought that was the bird's offensive pose, but since cormorants have no oil glands, they spend a good portion of the time drying off and preening their feathers.

Cormorant is seen drying itself off with spread wings. I had thought that was the bird's offensive pose, but since cormorants have no oil glands, they spend a good portion of the time drying off and preening their feathers.

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