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Pelagic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pelagicus


Pelagic Cormorant Adult In North America restricted to Pacific Coast. Slender neck and noticeably thin, dark bill All black plumage can show iridescent green and purple Breeding adults have large white flank patch


This bird was heading for a rocky outcropping favored by all three species of West Coast cormorants (Brandts, Pelagic, & Double-crested). It's quite nice to see all three birds species in the same spot.

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San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 29, 2012

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