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Merlin Bird ID

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    Great Cormorant Identification

    Adult Description

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

    Immature Description

    Juvenile with dirty brown neck and white belly; variable, may be uniformly mottled. Shows only hint of white face patch. Skin at base of bill yellowish.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 33.1-35.4 in (84-90 cm)
      • Weight: 91.7-130.5 oz (2600-3700 g)
      • Wingspan: 51.2-63.0 in (130-160 cm)