An immature preening and then gular fluttering and showing extensive mottling on the underparts.

An immature preening and then gular fluttering and showing extensive mottling on the underparts.
Species: Long-tailed Cormorant   Microcarbo africanus
Subspecies: africanus
Author: Greg Baker
Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015
Added to IBC: 21 Mar 2017 - 13:39
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An obvious red eye suggests this is not a juvenile.

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Citation

Greg Baker, IBC1342020. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1342020.

Extended version
Greg Baker, IBC1342020. Video of Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus at Badala Park, Gambia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1342020.

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