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. Another appeared at Martin Marietta Park in New Bern (Craven) on 30 Jul 2022*, and was seen into the fall season [Chat 86:101 link]; it was last noted on 13 Oct [Chat 87:12 link]. This last bird also was well photographed by many people, with photos on the Photo Gallery. This record was accepted by the NC BRC in late 2022 [Chat 87:27 link].
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
Attribution LeGrand[2023-05-16], LeGrand[2023-03-19], LeGrand[2023-03-16]
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