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The Cape cormorant is an almost entirely glossy black bird, though in breeding condition it has a purplish tinge and a few white plumes on head, neck, and cloacal areas. Its gular skin is a deep orangey yellow; unusually for a cormorant, its lores are feathered. The bird's wing is about 240–280 mm in extent, and it weighs 800-1,600 grams, with little sexual dimorphism.
the IUCN now classifies it as "Endangered" due to a very rapid decline in the population over the last three generations.
Spotted on Jul 22, 2014
Submitted on Jul 22, 2014
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