Baking: Brandt’s Cormorant

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Phalacrocorax penicillatus

Length: 25-30 in Wingspan: 40-45 in Weight: 4-6 lbs

Identification:

Black bird with tan chin and blue eye. During breeding season, bright blue throat patch and white wisps along cheeks and back.

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Distribution:

Resident along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico.

Cool Facts:

Brandt’s Cormorant is a stunning bird with sapphire eyes and throat pouch during the breeding season. They are found only along the Pacific Coast of North America, where they tend to concentrate near areas of oceanic upwellings, which are rich in food.

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References:

All About Birds

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