cormorant tree, cormorants

The cormorants are a group traditionally placed within the Pelecaniformes or, in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, the expanded Ciconiiformes. This latter group is certainly not a natural one, and even after the tropicbirds have been recognized as quite distinct, the remaining Pelecaniformes seem not to be entirely monophyletic. Their relationships and delimitation - apart from being part of a "higher waterfowl" clade which is similar but not identical to Sibley and Ahlquist's "pan-Ciconiiformes" - remain mostly unresolved.

Direction Same location as last photo
Location Jinja, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 10.0 1/500 ISO 100 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Jinja Near River Nile
Continent Africa Day Jinja
Activity Samuka Island Boat Ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:23 12:20:24 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 3786
Height 1920 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 115.0 mm Exposure 1/500
F Number 10.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 71.23 m
Latitude 0.400933333333333 Longitude 33.2757222222222
Altitude 72.28459938 m File Size 4.2 MB
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