Amble, Northumberland   February 2007

Phalacrocorax carbo carbo  -  Atlantic Cormorant adult

Amble, Northumberland   February 2007

Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo

Big Waters NR, Northumberland   February 2010

Phalacrocorax carbo carbo  -  Atlantic Cormorant adult

Amble Harbour, Northumberland   November 2009

Phalacrocorax carbo  -  first-winter bird


The two races of Cormorant are separable in the field quite a lot of the time based on structure, shape of gular skin at base of the bill, etc. and images below show some 'Continental' Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Northumberland   January 2011

Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis  -  'Continental' Cormorant adult

Amble Harbour, Northumberland   November 2009

Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis  -  'Continental' Cormorant

 adult or second-winter

Cresswell Pond NR, Northumberland   August 2011

Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis  -  'Continental' Cormorant  juvenile

North Shields Fish Quay, Northumberland  February 2013


Lower bird Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis  -  'Continental' Cormorant  immature and upper bird Phalacrocorax carbo carbo  -  Atlantic Cormorant adult


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