Neotropic Cormorant in Valdes Peninsula


 Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacroc├│rax olivaceus) is frequently seen flying swiftly, striking the water with a straight and accurate flight, and occasionally touching the surface with the tip of the wings.
Feeding
Neotropic Cormorant in Peninsula Valdes
This species is primarily piscivorous. However, these observations suggest that, unlike the King cormorant and the Rock shag, the diet of this species is characterized by a high proportion of fish moving in schools and near the surface such as the smelt and bottom fish as bass. In marine environments, this cormorant has been observed feeding both individually and in flocks. It feeds mainly in shallow coastal waters (less than 1.3 km and not more than 10 m depth).
Neotropic Cormorant in Valdes Peninsula

After diving in search of food, it is common to see it with spread wings to the sun on a branch, drying off. The neotropic cormorant builds nests with branches cemented with their own guano. marine invertebrates (cephalopods, polychaetes and crustaceans). It usually feeds in shallow water (no more than 10 m) and offshore (no further than 5 km).
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