Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Code 4

GRCO

Code 6

PHACAR

ITIS

HEAD

Great Cormorant Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Dark gray-brown in young, becoming emerald to turquoise green at maturity.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White with yellow at base of bill.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Great Cormorant Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 89-102 cm (35-40 in)
  • Weight: 2267 g (80 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Great Cormorant Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong direct flight with steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 160 cm (63 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid Black.
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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