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Neotropic Cormorant? Toronto (1 Viewer)

mordovarot

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Hi,

I've spotted two cormorants today in Toronto. Saw them together in flight first and the difference in size and tail lenght was significant. They lended and I went there to check them closer. I don't have enough experience with Neotropic, so need your help with that. One of the pictures on the water of Double-crested, for comparison of light conditions.
 

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Butty

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I see a hint of yellow on the upper part of the lore, most obviously in pic 2 - which suggests double-crested cormorant. Mucking about with the photos would probably help.
 

nartreb

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I'm convinced. Despite the ambiguous photo #2, there's no way #1 is a double-crested: lores are clearly plain black. Mordovarot says he noticed a size and shape difference compared to double-crested cormorants that were in view at the same time, so I think both are neotropic.
 

mordovarot

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As a follow up with a topic. Just found out that another, experienced birder, saw the bird independently and identified it also as a Neotropic. It proofs nothing but still... :) One more time many thanks to all who said the world to help me.
 

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