Identifying Cormorants

Bert Frenz, 1999

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Six cormorant species inhabit North America.
In the Brazos Valley, we have two:  Double-crested and Neotropic. 



Decision Tree for Identifying Cormorants

    = Gulf Coast.... Double-crested and Neotropic Cormorants
   = East Coast.... Double-crested and Great Cormorants
    = West Coast... Double-crested, Brandt's, Pelagic and Red-faced Cormorants

Test your identification skills

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