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Brandt's Cormorant Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A large, heavy-bodied seabird with a long neck, and a fairly long bill with a hooked tip. It has a medium-length tail, short legs, and large, webbed feet.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Double-crested Cormorant, smaller than a Brown Pelican.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose

    • 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)