CORMORANTS   -   PHALACROCORACIDAE


Flightless Cormorant - Phalacrocorax harrisi
Flightless Cormorant
Phalacrocorax harrisi
Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
An iconic bird of the Galapagos, the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. (S5)


Flightless Cormorant - Phalacrocorax harrisi
Flightless Cormorant
Phalacrocorax harrisi
Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
A male, bring in a "gift" for the female to add to the nest. (S5)


Flightless Cormorant - Phalacrocorax harrisi
Flightless Cormorant
Phalacrocorax harrisi
Fernandina Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Amazing blue eyes! (S5)


Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus brasilianus
Caño Negro, Alajuela province, Costa Rica.
A well-named bird, it is the most common and widespread cormorant in the neotropics. (S8)


Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus brasilianus
Valdes Peninsula, Chubut province, Argentina.
(S6)


Red-legged Cormorant - Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Red-legged Cormorant
Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Pucusana, Lima province, Peru.
This striking cormorant is found along the coasts of Peru, Chile, and southern Argentina. (S6)


Red-legged Cormorant - Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Red-legged Cormorant
Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Pucusana, Lima province, Peru.
(S6)


Red-legged Cormorant - Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Red-legged Cormorant
Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Pucusana, Lima province, Peru.
A think this one is a juvenile. (S6)


Magellanic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax magellanicus
Magellanic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax magellanicus
"Bird Island", Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Also known as Rock Shag, it inhabits coastal regions of southern South America and the Falklands. (S8)


Guanay Cormorant - Phalacrocorax bougainvillii
Guanay Cormorant
Phalacrocorax bougainvillii
Pucusana, Lima province, Peru.
This can be a very abundant species along parts of coastal Peru and Chile, with smaller numbers in southern Argentina. There is Red-legged Cormorant behind it. (S6)


Imperial Cormorant - Phalacrocorax atriceps
Imperial Cormorant
Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer
"Bird Island", Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Adult on left; subadult on right. This subspecies is sometimes split as "King Cormorant". The black on the face comes well down below the eye. (S8)


Imperial Cormorant - Phalacrocorax atriceps
Imperial Cormorant
Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer
"Bird Island", Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Adult on right; subadult on left. (S8)


Imperial Cormorant - Phalacrocorax atriceps
Imperial Cormorant
Phalacrocorax atriceps albiventer
"Bird Island", Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Juvenile. (S8)



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