Birds of Cuba BETA

    SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants, Shags)  
Genus: Nannopterum (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant (Nannopterum auritum)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  Larger than the tropical cormorant species. This individual does not show a crest.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Double-crested because it Sometimes has two sets of feathers behind the eyes, sometimes white and sometimes black.

Neotropic Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Mar del Plata, Argentina  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Smaller than the North American Double-crested Cormorant.
Additional photo.

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