Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54441

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
Genus species:Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:64 cm
Identification:The neotropic cormorant is black and glossed with olive. It has an orange throat pouch bordered with white.
Habitat:Tidal waters, lakes
Diet:Carnivore: small fish, tadpoles, frogs, aquatic insects
Reproduction:Neotropic cormorants are colonial breeders and build their nests in bushes, trees, or on the ground. Both parents incubate their 3-4 eggs for 25-30 days and care for the hatchlings.
Foraging may be done in groups.
Behavior:Groups of hunting neotropic cormorants will beat their wings to drive fish into shallow water.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America Date:1972-01 Subjects:upright-perching water bird
Neotropic cormorant
Phalacrocorax
Cormorants
Pelecaniformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54441