Phalacrocoracidae – Cormorants & Shags

Nannopterum Brasilianum – Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic cormorant, Nannopterum brasilianum is a medium-sized cormorant found in the tropics and subtropics of North and South America. These islands and Trinidad breed it. It inhabits both coastal (including mangrove) and inland waterways. From Nicaragua northward, N. b. mexicanum, and N. b. brasilianum southward, the Uru people of Peru employ the neotropic cormorant to […]

Nannopterum Auritum – Double-crested Cormorant

The double-crested cormorant, Nannopterum auritum is a water bird. It lives along rivers, lakes, and coastal environments, and is found across North America, from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to Florida and Mexico. It is an all-black bird that acquires a modest double crest of black and white feathers during mating season. It features a naked orange-yellow […]

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