Taken at Reid Park – Tucson, Arizona 4-16-10 with Canon Powershot SX10IS. There were 6 of them side by side “croaking” at the other ducks and pigeons. Got within 3 feet of them. Then some rug rat scared them away…..grrrr
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