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    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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