Pelagic Cormorant


(Urile pelagicus - formerly Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Pelagic Cormorant can be identified even from a distance over the water by its unique pencil-thin bill and convex “chin.” When ashore, it is usually seen on steep narrow rocky ledges. It also does not congregate in large groups on flatter rocks like Brandt’s Cormorant. Breeding adults have some red on the face.

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