Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Described by: Brandt (1837)
Alternate common name(s): Brown Cormornat, Penciled Cormorant, Townsend's Cormorant
Old scientific name(s): Compsohalieus penicillatus
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 2 more images.
RangeSw. Canada, w. United States and nw. Mexico;
Breeds from se. Alaska (Hazy Is. near the Coronation Is. and a recently established colony on Seal Rocks at the Hinchinbrook Entrance to Prince William Sound), w. Canada (British Columbia on small is. off the w. coast of Vancouver Is.), w. coast of the United States (Farallon Is.) and Mexico (is. off the Baja including San Geronimo, Asuncion, Natividad, Gull Rocks and San Cristobal Bay and is. in the Gulf of California including San Pedro Martir Is., Salsipuedes and Roca Blanca near Isla Partida).
Winters along Pacific coast from s. Alaska to s. Baja, the Gulf of California off Sonora and as far as s. as Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Formerly bred on Coronado Is. and Guadalupe Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: se. ALK, BCO (small is. off the w. coast of Vancouver Is.), WAS, ORG, CAL;
Winter: BCO, WAS, ORG, CAL.
No videos are available for this species
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
Comments/ErrorsPlease email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.
If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.