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Pelagic Cormorant


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Pelagic Cormorant Photo

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.


  • Moans, throat clatter, departure honk of male from nest
  • Throat clatter and departure honk of male from nest
  • Departure honk and arrival call of males at nests
  • Moans at nest and throat clatter
  • Moans, honks, and arrival calls of male at nest colony
  • Arrival calls of male at nest
  • Throat clatter and departure honk of male from nest
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Low groans, croaks, or hisses.

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