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 streetlight, preening Locality Valparaiso Region, Chile (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2003 8 years ago 36 sec 2.8
A bird on coastal rocks Locality Valparaiso Region, Chile (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2003 8 years ago 26 sec 2.8
Several birds swimming in Laguna Garzón. Locality Garzón Lagoon, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 27 February 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 2.7
Two birds on a lamp post Locality Arica, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 19 October 2003 8 years ago 7 sec 2.5
Individual swimming & diving. Locality Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay (ssp olivaceus)
Joe Angseesing 25 February 2008 4 years ago 20 sec 2
PhotosSee all 93 photos
An adult in nuptial plumage.
Locality Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province, Argentina (ssp olivaceus)
Carmelo López 7 November 2009 3 years ago 3.2
Cormorant flying over the Cacuca river.
Locality Antioquía Department, Colombia
Daniel Avendaño 23 March 2013 23 weeks ago 3.1
Birds perched near lake.
Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 9 October 2013 8 weeks ago 3
A bird swimming.
Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (ssp olivaceus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year 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
Three birds in flight, over the water.
Locality Chacopata, Araya Peninsula, Sucre State, Venezuela (ssp olivaceus)
Joe Tobias 27 May 2005 1 year ago 3