Neotropic Cormorant Identification

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Adult Description

  • Large, dark waterbird.
  • Long body and long neck.
  • Medium-sized bill is blunt or hooked at tip.
  • Purplish black plumage.
  • Throat and base of bill yellowish.

Immature Description

Mostly brownish, especially on neck and breast. Bill mostly dull brown.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 24.0 in (61 cm)
    • Weight: 37.7-52.9 oz (1070-1500 g)
    • Wingspan: 40.2 in (102 cm)