Brandt’s Cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus
 (L 34" WS 48" Wt 4.6 lb)
The Cloisters
Morro Bay
10Oct2012
Found only in marine environments
mainly from Calif. to Wash. St.
Juvenile has a
tan breast.
There‘s a strange,
sombre bird with
a hook in his
beak.“
’Tis the little
black cormorant
raiding your creek.
     (C J Dennis)