Neotropic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax brasilianus - Cormoran vigua

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phalacrocoracidés

  • Genus
    :

    Phalacrocorax

  • Species
    :

    brasilianus

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 73 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 101 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1814 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) is a species of bird in the Phalacrocoracidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Phalacrocorax brasilianus mexicanus (s USA to Cuba and Nicaragua)
  • Phalacrocorax brasilianus brasilianus (Costa Rica to Tierra del Fuego)

Foreign names

  • Cormoran vigua,
  • Cormorán Biguá,
  • Biguá,
  • Olivenscharbe,
  • brazil kárókatona,
  • Bigua Aalscholver,
  • Cormorano neotropicale,
  • Sydamerikansk skarv,
  • Flodskarv,
  • kormorán olivový,
  • kormorán neotropický,
  • Olivenskarv,
  • oliivimerimetso,
  • corb marí neotropical,
  • kormoran oliwkowy,
  • garastes ūdenis,
  • Бигуанский баклан,
  • ナンベイヒメウ,
  • 美洲鸬鹚,
  • 斑翅鸕鷀,

Voice song and cries

Cormoran vigua
adult

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged)

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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