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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Suliformes — cormorants and shags.


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Phalacrocorax +‎ -idae


  • This bird, along with the other cormorants, shags, anhingas and gannets are placed into the same taxonomic order as pelicans -- although the pelicans are much more closely related to the storks than to the Phalacrocoracidae.

    Mystery bird: Neotropic cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus

  • However, they have also been considered related to loons (Gaviidae), grebes (Podicipedidae), or cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae).


  • The cormorants and shags are grouped into the family Phalacrocoracidae.

    Archive 2002-05-01

  • Phalacrocoracidae: Long hooked bill, long neck and tail, rounded wings, black, flight pattern V, submerge to escape, float low in water, prefer shallow offshore water.

    Chapter 8

  • (Gaviidae), grebes (Podicipedidae), or cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae).

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