Baking: Neotropic Cormorant


Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Length: 20-25 in Wingspan: 40-45 in Weight: 2-4 lbs


Black bird with narrow white “v” behind bill. During breeding season, orange facial skin around bill, and white tufts on cheeks.



Resident from southern South America to Mexico and southern Texas, with range expanding into southwestern US.

Cool Facts:

The Neotropic Cormorant is one of two freshwater cormorants in North America, and the only cormorant to attempt plunge diving for fish; unlike its cousins the boobies, however, this species only risks dives from half a meter, and typically has a very low success rate.

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