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Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
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Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

General Description: Brandt's Cormorants (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) are glossy black, diving birds with a long, thin neck and a long, thin, hooked bill. In breeding plumage, the throat pouch turns blue, and there is a patch of buffy feathers on the chin. In the non-breeding season, they loose the blue, but retain the buffy feathers.

Taxonomy: Suliformes, Phalacrocoracidae

Favored Habitat: Near-shore coastal habitats, rocky coastlines.

Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)

Where to Find: Don't look for Brandt's Cormorants around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on trips to the Pacific Coast, especially along rocky coastlines.

Comments: Brandt's Cormorants nest on the tops of rocky cliffs.

Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Brandt's Cormorant with blue gular pouch and buffy feathers
Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Brandt's Cormorant on a rocky cliff
Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Brandt's Cormorant typical breeding habitat
Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus)
Brandt's Cormorants nest on the tops of rocky offshore crags.
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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