Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Neotropic Cormorant

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Date: 4/10/12
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Length of time observed: 1 hour
Number: 2  [sight record for one of them]
Age: unknown
Sex: unknown
Location: Millrace Pond
County: Salt Lake County
Distance to bird: 60 feet
Optical equipment: Sony A77 DSLR camera 400mm Lens
Weather: overcast to partly cloudy
Light Conditions: overcast
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Pink gular pouch
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior: Resting and occasionally aggressive toward each other
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Similar to Double Crested Cormorant except with pink gular pouch
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:; Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Description from:  
Observer: Ronald Walker
Observer's address: 1179 Julie Ann Circle Sandy, Utah 84094
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Richard Young
Date prepared: 4/10/12
Additional material: Photos