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    Neotropic Cormorant

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    Neotropic Cormorant

    Phalacrocorax brasilianus
    • ORDER: Suliformes
    • FAMILY: Phalacrocoracidae
    Basic Description

    A bird of the tropical waterways of Central and South America, the Neotropic Cormorant reaches the upper limits of its range in Texas and occasionally, the Great Plains. Although it superficially resembles North America's other freshwater cormorant, the Double-crested Cormorant, the Neotropic Cormorant stands apart in various aspects of behavior, as well as range.

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    Other Names
    • Cormorán Neotropical (Spanish)
    • Cormoran vigua (French)
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