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Neotropic Cormorant? Toronto (2 Viewers)


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You miss my point... We don't know how far they are, relative to each other, from the camera. Thus we don't know that the apparent size difference is real.
Even if we can't judge size, the shape of the left bird is classic for a Nootropic in flight.


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The in-flight photo immediately suggested Neotropic to me, too. Not only is the bird on the left longer-tailed, but proportionally its head appears thinner and the bill thinner as well.

While the size could theoretically be an illusion, the proportions should not be subject to much distortion in a photo like this.

Neotropic for me, that must be a great bird for Toronto!

Edit: Here are three Macaulay Library eBird photos of Neotropic Cormorants showing orange/pale color in the lores. Photos were all taken in Brazil, where DC Corm has not occurred before.

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