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- proper n. One of the major ecozones of the world, covering South America, and the Carribean.
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Other colonial birds are the Neotropic cormorant Phalacrocorax olivaceus, black-necked cormorant Phalacrocorax magellanicus, great egret Casmerodius albus, black-crowned night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax and common tern Sterna hirundo.
It is also the only species that occurs regularly on freshwater lakes and streams, although the Neotropic Cormorant once restricted to saltwater and brackish habitats appears to be gradually extending its range northward into freshwater habitats in the south-central U.S.
Laughing gulls, Neotropic cormorants and other regulars also made themselves available to the enthusiastic group of about 20 learners.
Neotropic cormorants have been observed fishing cooperatively; forming a line across streams or a circle in lakes and striking the surface with their wings, causing fish to flee, whereupon the cormorants dive and try to catch them.
Cano Negro is excellent for bird-watching from mid-November to April and shouldn't be missed as a visitor will typically see cattle egrets, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, white ibis, black-bellies tree ducks and Neotropic cormorants to name a few.
Birds more specific to mangrove communities include black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), mangrove warbler (Dendroica petechia), great egret (Egretta albus), snowy egret (Egretta thula), jabiru (Jabiru mycteria), wood stork (Mycteria americana), yellow-crowned night heron (Nycticorax violaceus), and Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrorax olivaceus) just to name a few.
Neotropic Cormorant, or Olivaceous Cormorant, Phalacrocorax Brasilianus
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