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Merlin Bird ID

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    Pelagic Cormorant Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large, dark water bird; small to medium-sized cormorant.
    • Long body and long, slender neck.
    • Slender bill is blunt or hooked at tip.

    Immature Description

    Immature brownish and lacks crests or glossy plumage of adult.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 20.1-29.9 in (51-76 cm)
      • Weight: 48.3-86.1 oz (1370-2440 g)
      • Wingspan: 39.4-47.6 in (100-121 cm)