Pelagic Cormorant Identification

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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
  • 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)