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 53 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 6 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 1 year 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 4 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 11 years ago 18 sec 4.4
Adult birds fishing Locality Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Carlos Gussoni 26 March 2011 2 years ago 31 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 93 photos
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp olivaceus)
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 19 November 2010 3 years ago 4.5
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 1 year ago 4.3
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 1 year ago 4.2
Locality Pantanos de Villa, Lima Department, Peru (ssp olivaceus)
Marc FASOL 24 July 2012 51 weeks ago 4.2
Nice Green Eyes
Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
flatsvet 5 October 2011 10 weeks ago 4
Fishing on the Rio Cristalino
Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Josef Widmer 24 October 2008 40 weeks ago 4