Pelagic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Code 4

PECO

Code 6

PHAPEL

ITIS

HEAD

Pelagic Cormorant Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Brown in juveniles, becoming yellow-green to deep sea-green in pre-breeding adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Black with metallic green sheen.
  • Forehead Color: Black with metallic green sheen.
  • Nape Color: Black with metallic green sheen.
  • Throat Color: Black with metallic green sheen and red patch.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Pelagic Cormorant Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 66-74 cm (26-29 in)
  • Weight: 2040 g (72 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Green, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black with metallic green sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Pelagic Cormorant Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats., Graceful.
  • Wingspan Range: 102 cm (40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with metallic green sheen.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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