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#80773
Several times I have sat at the lighthouse at Point Roberts and tried to distinguish the Brandt's from the Pelagic Cormorants in the river of birds that flow past the point. I need some help.

These are double-crested. They are easy.

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I think these are Pelagic. (small head, straight neck, long tail)

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Are these Brandt's? (larger head, curved neck, shorter tail I think)

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Thanks in advance for the help.
#80776
Hi Brian

These are all actually Pelagic Cormorants. A Double Crested has a much more obvious yellow facial pouch.

More on Double Crested and Pelagic

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dou ... rmorant/id

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pel ... rmorant/id

Here is a helpful page on Brandt's

http://tgreybirds.com/Pages/BrandtsCormorantp.html

Cheers,
Mel
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