~Birding in Texas, Neotropic Cormorant

High Island, TX, Smith Oaks Rookery, April, 2017

Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant Pair
A pair
A proud Mom taking a break.
Mom, taking a break
“Any eggs in there?”

A few facts about this bird:

oOo Found on ponds, rivers and lakes

oOo White filoplumes on sides of head and neck

oOo Grayish black with black legs

oOo Hooked bill tip

oOo Bill has orange base and black tip

oOo Light sky blue eggs, on average three

oOo Chicks begin swimming and diving near colony by 8 weeks

oOo Life span 12 years

Happy Birding!

8 thoughts on “~Birding in Texas, Neotropic Cormorant”

    1. Hi Beth. I was surprised in reading the longevity of some of these birds; however, very happy to read. Thanks so much Beth for following along with me.

    1. Hi Gay, glad you enjoy seeing these tiny birds. Maybe not so tiny in some cases. Hope you and Joe are doing well. Let me know if you ever make it to the front range of Colorado!

  1. As Always! Beautiful. Are you heading home yet?

    Keeping you in my thoughts, and wishing you and = [💖]

    a safe and happy drive home.


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    Write a good one.
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    1. Hi Anne Marie, yes we are heading home. We have had a wonderful time birding and seeing family. The birding in South Llano State Park, Lake Colorado City State Park, Cattail Marsh near Beaumont, along with High Island was awesome. I will be posting photos for awhile. Thanks for thinking of me! Take care and continue with your small tripe here and there. Love, Sheila

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