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What type of cormorant is this please (1 Viewer)


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I have seen a cormorant today who has a white neck and breast and another beside it who was a lighter brown. Are these juveniles? 88DC4892-35F8-4AE3-B268-ACB86198124B.jpeg
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The two left hand birds are Cormorants, the front bird is a juvenile. In case you don't know the two right hand birds are Shags - adult at the front and juvenile at the rear.

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KC Foggin

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Hi there Ali and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

delia todd

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Hi Ali and a warm welcome from me too.

Young Cormorants have white plumage on the front. Adults in breeding plumage have a white thigh patch. You can see these in our Opus article on the species here.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.

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