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Olivaceous Cormorant

(Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

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The Olivaceous Cormorant is also called Neotropic Cormorant. A blackish or brownish mid-sized waterbird with brownish yellow facial skin and gray or black bill with down-curved tip, and long tail; 64cm (2ft); wingspan to 1m (3.3ft). (Cormorán Neotropical , Pato Chancho).


Found in and around lakes, rivers, lagoons in lowland areas and near shore in the Caribbean and Pacific; often seen in rivers and lakes diving for fish.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Olivaceous Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus), Costa Rica