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Red-faced Cormorant Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large seabird with a long, thick neck and a smallish bill (larger than Pelagic Cormorant's). It has a long tail, a relatively large head, and large feet. Breeding adults have a short forecrest and hindcrest.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Pelagic Cormorant, smaller than a Double-crested Cormorant.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 29.1 in (74 cm)
      • Weight: 74.1 oz (2100 g)
      • Wingspan: 46.1 in (117 cm)