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Merlin Bird ID

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    Pelagic Cormorant Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large, dark water bird; small to medium-sized cormorant.
    • Long body and long, slender neck.
    • Slender bill is blunt or hooked at tip.

    Immature Description

    Immature brownish and lacks crests or glossy plumage of adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 20.1-29.9 in (51-76 cm)
      • Weight: 48.3-86.1 oz (1370-2440 g)
      • Wingspan: 39.4-47.6 in (100-121 cm)