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)