Bird ID Please

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Bird ID Please

Postby kinghero » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:55 am

Hi Could anyone please ID this bird.


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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby Qwerty » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:16 am

Looks like a Reed Cormorant.
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby flyjack » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:27 am

I would also say Reed cormorant but it looks like an immature.
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby kinghero » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:54 am

Thank you guys
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby Jimbo » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:38 am

This is a juvenile White Breasted Cormorant. One can tell from the size and shape of the bird as well as the fact that it already has the white throat and the speckling on the breast is just a result of it being a juvenile.
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby flyjack » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:52 am

Jimbo, surely the red eye is more diagnostic of a reed cormorant?
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby Jimbo » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Honestly, I would have gone with all you guys with the Reed cormorant. But my boss, Dr. Mark Brown who is an expert in the field of birds, after reading the post over my shoulder and seeing the pic said it was a white breasted cormorant so I would have to go with that. When I see him next I will bring up the red eye and see what he says and get back to you as honestly it has been a long time since I looked at my bird book. Since they stared changing names I think.
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby ryno-ehlers » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:17 am

Definatley a Juvenile Reed Cormrant have a look in all the refrence books Reed Cormorants are the olny ones with a red eye!
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby Kennyakagera » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Definitely a juv Long-tailed cormoran (reed cormoran) the tail and the red eye is very distinctive.
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Re: Bird ID Please

Postby kinghero » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:01 pm

Thank you guys, really appreciate this
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