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A black Neotropic Cormorant with a yellow beak standing on a tree branch over the water
Nannopterum brasilianum
Nannopterum brasilianum (Neotropic Cormorant)

!The Neotropic Cormorant, is a bird species widely distributed across the Americas. This species is notable for its adaptability to various aquatic habitats, ranging from saline environments like coasts and estuaries to freshwater lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Their presence in urban areas is not uncommon, as they can often be spotted in city parks and along urban waterways. Regarding their population status, the Neotropic Cormorant is classified as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List with a total population of over 2 million individuals. They are adept swimmers and divers, capable of foraging in both shallow and deeper waters. Their diet mainly consists of small fish, which they catch with impressive diving skills. Photographed in northern Colombia.

Six cormorants on a floating tree branches on the Magdalena

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