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Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo ORDER: SULIFORMES FAMILY: PHALACROCORACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Great Cormorant is the most widely distributed of all the cormorants, breeding in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. In North America, however, it is restricted to just the Atlantic Coast, breeding in only a few colonies from Maine to Greenland.

Calls

Makes guttural calls at nesting sites, and fewer at roosts; otherwise usually silent.

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