Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) - HBW 1, p. 343
French: Cormoran vigua
Spanish: Cormorán Biguá
Other common names: Olivaceous/Bigua/Brazilian Cormorant; Mexican Cormorant (mexicanus)
Taxonomy: Pelecanus olivaceus Humboldt, 1805, banks of the Magdalena River, lat. 8° 55' N, Colombia.
Original name for species P. brasilianus recently revived, but acceptance and usage of olivaceus widespread, and former may be best considered forgotten name. Sometimes placed in genus Hypoleucos. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- mexicanus (Brandt, 1837) - NW Mexico and C America, S USA, Bahamas and Cuba.
- olivaceus (Humboldt, 1805) - Panama to Cape Horn.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 58 videos
Several birds perched on a branch above a lake, including a juvenile, two birds calling and two adults drying its wings. Locality Coba, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp mexicanus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 24 July 2005 7 years ago 34 sec 4.6
Two birds on poles, one panting and the other, in breeding plumage, preening and scratching its head Locality Coba, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp mexicanus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 September 2006 6 years ago 34 sec 4.5
A close-up of a bird swimming and diving. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 2 years ago 27 sec 4.4
A head detail of a bird under the shadow, by the river side. Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Alex García · Videoaves 4 July 2008 5 years ago 37 sec 4.4
A large group flying over a river Locality Junglaven, Ventuari River, Amazonas State, Venezuela (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 February 2002 12 years ago 18 sec 4.4
Individual at mangrove rookery in Mandinga lagoon looking around Locality Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 16 August 2013 1 year ago 21 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 116 photos
Locality Vitória, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Leonardo Prest Mercon Rocha 15 October 2013 7 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp olivaceus)
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 19 November 2010 3 years ago 4.5
A bird swimming
Locality Estancia El Estero, Alejandra, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp olivaceus)
Horacio Luna 20 July 2014 14 weeks ago 4.3
Adult sunbathing/drying the wings at the border of a reservoir next to a savannah.
Locality Itirapina Ecological Station, Itirapina, São Paulo State, Brazil
José Carlos Motta-Junior 15 June 2011 2 years ago 4.2
An individual with a fish in its beak, just fished.
Locality Cocha Cashu Biological Station, Manu National Park, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp olivaceus)
Joe Tobias 22 November 2004 2 years ago 4.2
Individuo en la Laguna del Diario
Locality Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 36 weeks ago 4.2