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White-Breasted Cormorant

Phalacrocorax lucidus


The White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) is much like the widespread Great Cormorant and if not a regional variant of the same species, is at least very closely related. It is distinguished from other forms of the great cormorant by its white breast and by the fact that subpopulations are freshwater birds. Phalacrocorax lucidus is not to be confused with the smaller and very different endemic South Australian Black-faced Cormorant, which also is sometimes called the white breasted cormorant.


Dams, estuaries, lakes, coastal areas.

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Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Spotting updated!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Thanks My man, love these guys green eyes!

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 8 years ago

Dude very nice... Impressed by the in-flight shot!!!

Jared Hersch
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Jared Hersch

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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