Neotropic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax brasilianus

ML173409061


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Graham Gerdeman
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eBird Checklist S59137769
Stones River Greenway--J. Percy Priest Trailhead and Dog Park
Davidson, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.1555, -86.6223 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Dark brown Cormorant with all dark lores and grayish upper bill. Tail long, (not strikingly so). Slight in appearance compared to nearby Mallards is what caught my attention. It appeared dainty. There is a slight pale line behind the gular pouch, but the gular angle is not particularly pointed. The bird was panting heavily, so it's hard to tell if that was distorting the gular angle. I sent photos to a number of experts and posted on Facebook rare bird alert, and consensus appears to be NECO. Scapulars and wing covert feathers appear to be "lanceolate" (sharp) vs. more blunt in DCCO.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D500
Lens model
300.0 mm f/4.0
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
3,811KB
Dimensions
1974 x 2961

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