Neotropic Cormorant

Other Names: Olivaceous Cormorant

Distribution: Freshwater environments of Central and South America.

Neotropic Cormorant distribution range map

Description:

Size: 67-69 cm in length with a 98-102 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Uniform black with an olive green gloss and orange throat pouch narrowly bordered with white. The eyes and legs are black and the beak is black with a yellowish-gray base.

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Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
california
colorado
florida
gulf coast
illinois
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maryland
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
nevada
new mexico
oklahoma
ontario
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
Markings
plain
Sounds
chirping
Location
high flying
low flying
north in winter
south in winter
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Urban
Oceans
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
brown
Body Shape
headcrested
upright-perching-water
Size
large
Order
Cormorants and Shags - Phalacrocoracidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species