Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Neotropic Cormorant - Nannopterum brasilianum
Phalacrocoracidae Members:
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General Comments This species is found across most of Latin America, north into eastern Texas and Louisiana. There are numerous records scattered across the eastern states, but the first NC report was made of an apparent adult photographed at Crosswinds Marina at Jordan Lake (Chatham) on 9-10 Apr 2020* [Chat 84:97 link], [Chat 85:39-40 link]; it has been accepted by the NC BRC. It was seen by numerous observers during its brief stay; photos are available on the Carolina Bird Club Photo Gallery.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
Attribution LeGrand[2021-07-13], LeGrand[2021-07-12], LeGrand[2021-05-18]
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