Phalacocrorax brasilianus


This is the only cormorant that occurs on Aruba. Compared to most North American cormorants, this species is smaller and slimmer, with a proportionately longer tail. Look for its long, hooked bill and yellowish throat pouch outlined in white. Common at Bubali, where they may be sitting in trees with their wings outstretched for drying in the warm, tropical breeze.

Watch this video of Neotropic Cormorants in a nesting colony at the Divi Links filmed in November 2011.