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Neotropic Cormorant - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

The Neotropic Cormorant is a medium sized cormorant with a long tail and a small gular (throat) pouch. It can be seen year round in Port Aransas at the Leonabelle Turnbell Birding Center foraging for food, mainly fish, by diving underwater and propelling itself by its feet. The Neotropic Cormorant is a found in South and Central America, and Southern Texas in habitats ranging from coastal marshes, large rivers to small streams, mangroves, and extensive marshlands.

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