Pelagic Cormorant

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Pelagic Cormorant

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

The Pelagic Cormorant is a small, slender cormorant of the Pacific Coast. Although it is exclusively marine in habits, its name is misleading, since it prefers inshore areas rather than the open ocean.

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Other Names
  • Cormorán Pelágico (Spanish)
  • Cormoran pélagique (French)
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