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Bank cormorant

(Phalacrocorax neglectus)

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Description

The shoal cormorant is a corpulent and long-necked bird,with a tail-to-tail length of about 76 cm.3 Its plumage is mainly black with a bronze glow,although its wings are dark brown and its rump is white.Adults have a small plume near the forehead,and during breeding season they have white phytoplumes in a variable quantity on the head,neck and rump,which give them a fine speck that disappears as soon as the breeding season ends.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Suliformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
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