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
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swimming Locality Lima City, Peru (ssp olivaceus)
Daniêl Jimenez 12 November 2012 15 weeks ago 11 sec 3.1
A flock of 8 birds perched. Locality Jaguareguava River, Bertioga, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 3 February 2007 36 weeks ago 8 sec 3
Some birds on the park Locality Praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Jean-François Marzocchi 2 years ago 36 sec 3
An adult bird Locality Caseara, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Carlos Gussoni 7 July 2008 2 years ago 6 sec 3
Two and then three birds on the shore, resting and drying its plumage. Locality Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp mexicanus)
Josep del Hoyo 8 April 2009 3 years ago 33 sec 3
A large group of birds on the water and taking off as the boat approaches Locality Junglaven, Ventuari River, Amazonas State, Venezuela (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 3 March 2002 6 years ago 51 sec 3
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Two birds perched on teh rocks, sunbathing.
Locality Punta del Este, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 15 December 2012 26 weeks ago 3.2
Locality Cosigüina, Chinandega Department, Nicaragua
Orlando Jarquín G. 21 February 2012 1 year ago 3.2
A juvenile of Neotropic Cormorant on Caribbean coast of Colombia
Locality Córdoba Department, Colombia (ssp olivaceus)
Carlos Ruiz.- Guerra 12 October 2010 2 years ago 3.2
An adult in nuptial plumage.
Locality Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina (ssp olivaceus)
Carmelo López 7 November 2009 2 years ago 3.2
A bird swimming.
Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 49 weeks ago 3
A bird perched on a branch.
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 3