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Brandt's Cormorant

Phalacrocorax penicillatus ORDER: SULIFORMES FAMILY: PHALACROCORACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A large cormorant of the Pacific Coast, the Brandt's Cormorant is found only in marine environments.

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Appearance

Gull-like
Gull-like
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Large, dark water bird.
  • Long body and long neck.
  • Medium-sized bill is blunt or hooked at tip.
  • Pale patch at base of bill.
  • Bill dark.

Immature Description

Juvenile brownish black with tan on underparts, lightest on lower breast where it forms a pale "V" at the border of breast and neck.

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