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Cormorants, Baird bird pictures


Cormorants, Baird bird picturesBAIRD CORMORANTS
123b. Phalacrocorax pelagicus resplendens. 28 inches.

This smaller Cormorant breeds on the Pacific coast from Washington south to Mexico. It is not nearly as common as the former species and not inclined to breed in colonies with the others, but is more secluded.

Nest. - Their nest building is very similar, using the rocks and cliffs on which to place their nests mostly, and very seldom building in trees.

Their eggs are much smaller, averaging 2.20 x 1.40.