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Neotropic Cormorant
Note the pointed gular outlined in white and the the extra long wedge-shaped tail. These features help separate this species from the similar Double-crested Cormorant. This individual is molting into breeding plumage evidenced by the white outline to the throat, but has not yet acquired the white head plumes of full breeding plumage. Two subspecies are recognized. This is the smaller, paler "P. b. mexicanus" which breeds from Costa Rica north into the southern United States where it continues to expand its range.
Location
High Island--Smith Oaks Sanctuary, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, USA
Date taken
19 April 2021.
Scientific name
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
A lovely setting for this well posed and detailed portrait, Joseph.
 
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Such lovely habitat there for him Joe... and a terrific picture that too.

Many thanks for showing him to us my friend.
 
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Today, 13 June 2021, your excellent image became part of the illustration of the Neotropic Cormorant article in Opus.

Thank you for your generous sharing.

It is appreciated very much.

Barney
 

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Category
North America
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
61
Comment count
4

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400
ISO
125
Filename
NeotropicCormorantIMG_6423.jpg
File size
520.4 KB
Date taken
Mon, 19 April 2021 3:42 PM
Dimensions
1024px x 1223px

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