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Brandt's Cormorant and double crested cormorant at a distance

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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 03:31   #1
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Question Brandt's Cormorant and double crested cormorant at a distance

how do you tell the diff? which bird is usually larger and which bird often gets the better pearching spots on rocks? I cant tell the diff...
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 05:51   #2
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Look for difference in throat.
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 08:16   #3
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Double-crested: orange throat, orange face, orange to light gray bill, angular head, long tail.
Brandt's: pale buff throat, dark face, dark gray bill, rounded head, short tail.
And then there's Pelagic: black throat, very thin grayish bill, dark to bright red face, long tail.
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Old Sunday 23rd March 2008, 23:49   #4
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yeah but from a far distance i cant notice any throat or face the birds are so far...
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