When they’re on dry land, great cormorants like these are often seen

[3-6-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: When they’re on dry land, great cormorants like these are often seen…

The given options are:

  • Pecking at the ground for insects
  • Holding their wings open
  • Burrowing into nests in the dirt

Correct Answer: Holding their wings open


Info: Like all cormorants, the great cormorant’s plumage isn’t waterproof. So when one comes ashore, it dries itself off by spreading its wings open like a scarecrow, often holding the pose for long periods. This behavior may also help with digestion or regulate their body temperature. Or maybe it’s just showing off.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. When they’re on dry land, great cormorants like these are often seen…
  2. For centuries, people have used cormorants for…
  3. The name ‘cormorant’ derives from Latin and means…

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