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Merlin Bird ID

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    Brandt's Cormorant Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large, dark water bird.
    • Long body and long neck.
    • Medium-sized bill is blunt or hooked at tip.
    • Pale patch at base of bill.
    • Bill dark.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile brownish black with tan on underparts, lightest on lower breast where it forms a pale "V" at the border of breast and neck.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 27.6-31.1 in (70-79 cm)
      • Weight: 49.4-95.2 oz (1400-2700 g)
      • Wingspan: 42.5 in (108 cm)