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Red-legged Cormorant

Phalacrocorax gaimardi

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Attractive coastal cormorant; locally fairly common in Humboldt Current. Often seen perched on jetties, inshore rocks, and cliffs associating readily with Guanay Cormorant, pelicans, boobies, and Inca Terns. Mainly feeds in small groups or as scattered individuals, not in huge dense rafts like Guanay Cormorant. Note distinctive big white neck patch, pale scalloping on upperparts, brightly colored bill, and red legs. Immature has more muted pattern than adult.

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