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Merlin Bird ID

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    Neotropic Cormorant Identification

    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)