juvenile; brownish breast (Texas, USA; 2006-04-08)

Neotropical Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: similar to Double-crested Cormorant but smaller; also has a slightly smaller bill, relatively longer tail, and a more southerly distribution in the Americas; usually seen in flocks or groups in freshwater habitats; no sexual dimorphism; formerly known as Olivaceous Cormorant in many field guides.

dorsal view; dark upperparts; small yellowish bill (Mexico; 2011-03-16)

adult in flight; note long tail (Panama; 2008-05-24)

pair in flight (Panama; 2008-05-24)

adult; black underneath as well as above (Panama; 2008-05-24)

often flies in V-formation (Panama; 2008-05-24)

larger flock in flight (Panama; 2008-05-24)