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Brandt's cormorant

Phalacrocorax penicillatus

2 Species ID Suggestions

Brandt's Cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus
brandt's cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus Brandt's Cormorant | Audubon Field Guide

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JimBob 7 years ago

Definitely a Bradnt's. Double-crested are orange on the bill, not the throat (also, the color on this bird is not orange).

Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 7 years ago

Also the orange callr you're see in is the tan I brlieve. Brandt's only have that blue throat when they are in peek breeding plumage and even then it is hard to see. This bird is in non-breeding plumage.

Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 7 years ago


Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 7 years ago

Yeah it's a Brandt's note the tan coloring near the base of the bill (unique with Brandt's) and the lack of any yeally/orange facial skin. I don't believe having brown coloring on the chest is a field mark but I could be wrong.

Jellis 7 years ago

Also the chest seems brown and Brant's are black all over

Jellis 7 years ago

are you sure? Looks more like a Double-crested with the orange. Brant's are blue

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2016
Submitted on Mar 24, 2016

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