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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) discovered by Marcel Roy (#426)
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Observed: December 2, 2010 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: December 2, 2010 @ 2:15 PM (diff: 0 days)
The Great Cormorant is the most widely distributed of all the cormorants, breeding in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. In North America, however, it is restricted to just the Atlantic Coast, breeding in only a few colonies from Maine to Greenland.
•Large, dark water bird.
•Long body and long neck.
•Medium-sized bill is blunt or hooked at tip.
•White patch at base of bill.
Juvenile with dirty brown neck and white belly; variable, may be uniformly mottled. Shows only hint of white face patch. Skin at base of bill yellowish.
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