Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus)

Appearance:

Only about half the size of Great Cormorant.Diagnostic profile with long tail and short, thick neck. Steep forehead and short, dark bill. Adult breeding with fine white speckles on chest and neck. Immatures with varying degree of white breast or underparts. Bare skin in gular area only faintly yellow of pinkish. Flight usually low with rapid wingbeats and interspersed glides (often recalling coot). Perches upright.

Sound:

Mostly vocal at breeding ground. Short, nasal croaking sounds in series. Often alternating between deep and high note.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

Xeno-canto: map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-sound:Andre et Odile BOUCHER, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:doctor_forester, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
45-55
Wingspan (cm):
45-55
Weight (gram):
565-870
Size group:
Crow-size
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Auks/Cormorants
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