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neotropic cormorant

  1. Neotropic Cormorant

    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...
  2. Neotropic Cormorant.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus) East end of Galveston Island, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA. Gulf prairies and marshes vegetation area. Bay side. May 2021
  3. Neotropic Cormorant, Lake Bryan.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant, Lake Bryan.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus) taking off.
  4. Neotropic cormorant

    Neotropic cormorant

    Less common than the double-crested cormorants in my area, we are lucky to get one a year that seems to have decided to nest in a rookery with the double-crested cormorants and continues to come back to the same wetlands. It has cross-bred with double-crested cormorants, with none of its own...
  5. Neotropic Cormorant.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant.jpg

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus)
  6. White Ibis and Neo tropical Cormorant.JPG

    White Ibis and Neo tropical Cormorant.JPG

    In middle of a feeding frenzy
  7. Friday evening regulars at the local bar

    Friday evening regulars at the local bar

    With one even turned the opposite way to play the bar tender, this group impressed me as looking like the regulars socializing at their favorite watering hole.
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    neotropic cormorant

  9. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    ssp brasilianus
  10. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

  11. Neotropic Cormorant (1st year bird)

    Neotropic Cormorant (1st year bird)

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. mexicanus) First year bird. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Shoveler Pond, sea level.
  12. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. mexicanus) Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Shoveler Pond, coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
  13. NEOTROPIC CORMORANT

    NEOTROPIC CORMORANT

  14. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    After scanning all groups of cormorants hoping to see a Neotropic, we finally found several easy to view in Anahuac NWF in Texas.
  15. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. mexicanus) Sexes similar. Photographed in Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
  16. Today's lifer

    Today's lifer

    The Neotropic Cormorants were on an island, pretty far from the shore of a lake in a city park. So in terms of photo quality, my shots of them are pretty shabby. But the poses are pretty cute, and they were lifers, so I thought I'd post some anyway.
  17. Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. mexicanus) First year bird (juvenile). Photographed at Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area (north unit), Streetman, Freestone County, Texas, USA. Managed wetlands with surrounding area being bottomland hardwood forest at ca. 107 m (350...
  18. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. mexicanus) Sexes similar. Photographed in Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
  19. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus subsp. brasilianus) Photographed on a shore platform at the base of a sea cliff along the Pacific Ocean at Pucusana, Lima Department, Peru. I would like to thank each and every one for viewing and commenting on my posts in 2013. I have thoroughly...
  20. Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (juvenile)

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus) There are four subspecies with two being recognized. Only subspecies mexicanus is mapped for Texas. Sexes similar. Photographed at a small pond in Live Oak Park in south Ingleside, San Patricio County, Texas, USA. Pond with adjacent...
  21. Neotropic Cormorant (non-breeding plumage)

    Neotropic Cormorant (non-breeding plumage)

    Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus brasilianus) Four subspecies have been described, two have been synonymized leaving two recognized subspecies which includes the nominate. Subspecies brasilianus is the only one in South America. Subspecies mexicanus is found in Central America...
  22. Get off of my log!

    Get off of my log!

  23. Cormorant Taxiing

    Cormorant Taxiing

  24. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

  25. Neotropic Cormorant

    Neotropic Cormorant

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