- Iridescent dark and black with areas of purplish iridescence.
- Large bright white patch near rump. This only occurs during the summer breeding season and differentiates the Pelagic Cormorant from the Double-crested Cormorant during breeding season.
- Thin, pale bill
Monday, June 20, 2022
PELAGIC CORMORANT IN FLIGHT & IN BREEDING PLUMAGE CARRYING NESTING MATERIAL, HADDEN & VANIER PARK, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 6/12/2022 - PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE LIST SPECIES # 1,031
We can ID this cormorant as a Pelagic Cormorant as follows:
The Pelagic Cormorant is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 1,031.