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Neotropic Cormorant ~ Drying Off by Kimberly Chadwick

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Neotropic Cormorant

Taken in Gilbert, AZ using a Canon Powershot SX40HS

Smaller than the Double-crested Cormorant by 6in, Neotropics are also slender in built. Often see on inland freshwater lakes and sheltered coastal waters in Texas, New Mexico, & Arizona.

Neotropics occasionally dive on prey, mostly fish and crustaceans, from the air or a perch.

VOICE Nesting bird gives pig-like croaks and low, squabbling noises

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Unlike other cormorants, the Neotropic Cormorant can often be seen perching on wires.
  • The northern populations are often called Mexican or Olivaceous Cormorants, and many authors treat these as a separate species, P. olivaceus.
  • Those who say the entire population is a single species treat the northern birds as a subspecies Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus and the southern birds as subspecies P. b. brasilianus.
  • A group of cormorants has many collective nouns, including a “flight”, “gulp”, “rookery”, “sunning”, and “swim” of cormorants.

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Comments

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantover 1 year ago

    AWESOME Shot ! I was just looking thru some of mine from that day and found turtles in a picture that i had no ideal they were there ! LOL :)

  • Thank you so very much! There were turtles everywhere lol. Red-eared sliders mostly, people release them after they get bored with them as pets :(

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    Nice find & capture my friend ! Hugs

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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