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Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)



Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

Class: Aves
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Common Name: Pelagic Cormorant
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species Name: pelagicus

About The Pelagic Cormorant

The Pelagic Cormorant is a small, slender cormorant of the Pacific Coast. Although it is exclusively marine in habits, its name is misleading, since it prefers inshore areas rather than the open ocean. The Pelagic Cormorant uses its own guano to solidify its nest materials and to cement its nest to the cliff face. The Pelagic Cormorant is among the least gregarious or social of the cormorants, nesting on steep cliffs along rocky and exposed shorelines, either in loose colonies or far from nearest neighbors.

Bibliographic Citation: "Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)." The Cornell Lab or Ornithology All About Birds. Citation Link Accessed 27 Jan 2014.

Trips Where Observed

Alaska
Alaska 2010
San Francisco 2007

Member Lifelists

California
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
2/23/2006
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)
solitary, swimming off north end of C. Chavez Park

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