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Alternative Name: White-breasted Cormorant , Black Cormorant
80â€“100 cm (31Â½-39Â½ in)
Juvenile whitish underparts
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Forehead less steep than European Shag. Juvenile/immature Shags both have a white throat. Cormorant always have dark feet and young Shags have paler feet (webs between the toes).
Winters south to Florida along the coast. Also winters in small numbers in Lake Ontario.
Some authorities consider the White-breasted Cormorant of Africa to be a separate species Phalacrocorax lucidus (Lepage, 2007).
There are 6 subspecies:
Open water and rocky coastline. Breeds on sea cliffs and on inland trees. .
Often seen perched on rocks, bouys and posts with their wings outspread. Swims low in the water with head raised
Their diet consists mostly of fish; crustaceans and amphibians are also eaten.
Flies higher over the water than Shags; flocks forming long lines or V-shapes.
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