Brandt's Cormorant

a black cormorant perched on a rock next to the ocean
Brandt's Cormorant. ©Alan Vernon.

Quick Facts
Type: Bird

Diet: Carnivore: Fish, insects, crustaceans, amphibians

Average lifespan: 6 years

Average size: Length: 34 in.; Wingspan: 18–39 in.

Average weight: 3–5.5 lb.

Did You Know?
Cormorants dive into the ocean to catch their food, but their feathers are not waterproof, so they must stay on land afterwards to let their wings dry out.

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Brandt's Cormorant

Last updated: November 9, 2018