Medium cormorant with iridescent black body and orange throat pouch. Western birds have white feather tufts over each eye in early summer. Pale bill is long and hooked. Black legs and feet. Feeds on fish, amphibians and crustaceans. Strong direct flight, soars on thermals.
Little Blue Heron in the background.
Lat: 33.40, Long: -81.97
Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012