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San Mateo, California, United States
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Suliformes > Phalacrocoracidae

Brandt's Cormorant

Phalacrocorax penicillatus

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Identification

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Black overall with greenish iridescence on back. Pale buffy feathers at base of bill. Breeding adults have blue skin on throat. Immatures have buffy breast. Strictly coastal. Dives to capture fish. Thicker bill and neck than similar Pelagic Cormorant.

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