~Birding in Texas, Neotropic Cormorant

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High Island, TX, Smith Oaks Rookery, April, 2017

Neotropic Cormorant Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant Pair A pair

A proud Mom taking a break. Mom, taking a break

“Any eggs in there?”

A few facts about this bird:

oOo Found on ponds, rivers and lakes

oOo White filoplumes on sides of head and neck

oOo Grayish black with black legs

oOo Hooked bill tip

oOo Bill has orange base and black tip

oOo Light sky blue eggs, on average three

oOo Chicks begin swimming and diving near colony by 8 weeks

oOo Life span 12 years

Happy Birding!

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