Imperial Shag Photos, Phalacrocorax atriceps

Photos of Phalacrocorax atriceps, Imperial shag (also known as Blue-eyed shag); Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus, South Georgia shag; Phalacrocorax auritus, Double-crested cormorant; Phalacrocorax harrisi, Flightless cormorant; and Phalacrocorax penicillatus, Brandt's cormorant
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Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36845  
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, Breeding Plumage with blue throat and white pin-feathers, La Jolla. Skypointing is an interesting courtship behavior that many birds practice. Among Brandt's Cormorants the male performs this, likely as a way of attracting a mate to the nest he has built by showing off his striking blue throat. He tips his head backward showing off his striking blue throat, and partially raises his wings. Seen here on seacliffs above the ocean, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, Breeding Plumage with blue throat and white pin-feathers, La Jolla. Skypointing is an interesting courtship behavior that many birds practice. Among Brandt's Cormorants the male performs this, likely as a way of attracting a mate to the nest he has built by showing off his striking blue throat. He tips his head backward showing off his striking blue throat, and partially raises his wings. Seen here on seacliffs above the ocean.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Image ID: 36801  
Brandts Cormorant and chick on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandts Cormorant and chick on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38472  
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 39831  
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Image ID: 39882  
Mated pair of Brandt's Cormorants tend to the nest they have built on sea cliffs. Note the colors they assume during mating season: striking blue gular pouch (throat) along with faint blue-green iridescence in their plumage, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Mated pair of Brandt's Cormorants tend to the nest they have built on sea cliffs. Note the colors they assume during mating season: striking blue gular pouch (throat) along with faint blue-green iridescence in their plumage.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 40130  
Brandt's Cormorant flying with wings spread wide as it slows to land at its nest on ocean cliffs, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant flying with wings spread wide as it slows to land at its nest on ocean cliffs.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 40131  
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36848  
Brandts Cormorant and chick on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandts Cormorant and chick on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Image ID: 38461  
Brandt's Cormorant in Flight, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant in Flight.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38581  
Brandts Cormorant portrait in shade, over the ocean, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandts Cormorant portrait in shade, over the ocean.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38603  
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 30306  
Double-crested cormorant drys its wings in the sun following a morning of foraging in the ocean, La Jolla cliffs, near San Diego, Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant drys its wings in the sun following a morning of foraging in the ocean, La Jolla cliffs, near San Diego.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 26529  
Double-crested cormorant, breeding plumage showing tufts, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorant, breeding plumage showing tufts.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 15784  
Juvenile double-crested cormorants sparring with beaks, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Juvenile double-crested cormorants sparring with beaks.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 19932  
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's cormorant cormorant in flight.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37628  
Cormorants rest on sandstone seacliffs above the ocean.  Likely Brandts and double-crested cormorants, Phalacrocorax, La Jolla, California
Cormorants rest on sandstone seacliffs above the ocean. Likely Brandts and double-crested cormorants.
Species: Cormorants, Phalacrocorax
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 18345  
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Flying in La Jolla, lit by early morning sun, non-breeding plumage.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Image ID: 39883  
Brandt's Cormorant In Flight Carrying Nesting Material in its Beak, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant In Flight Carrying Nesting Material in its Beak.
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 40132  
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, Breeding Plumage with blue throat and a few white pin-feathers, La Jolla. Skypointing is an interesting courtship behavior that many birds practice. Among Brandt's Cormorants the male performs this, likely as a way of attracting a mate to the nest he has built by showing off his striking blue throat. He tips his head backward showing off his striking blue throat, and partially raises his wings. Seen here on seacliffs above the ocean, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, Courtship Display, Breeding Plumage with blue throat and a few white pin-feathers, La Jolla. Skypointing is an interesting courtship behavior that many birds practice. Among Brandt's Cormorants the male performs this, likely as a way of attracting a mate to the nest he has built by showing off his striking blue throat. He tips his head backward showing off his striking blue throat, and partially raises his wings. Seen here on seacliffs above the ocean.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 40133  
Double-crested cormorant, breeding plumage showing tufts. La Jolla, California, USA, Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant, breeding plumage showing tufts. La Jolla, California, USA.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36769  
Double-crested cormorant feather detail, La Jolla, California, USA, Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant feather detail, La Jolla, California, USA.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36770  
Double-crested cormorant, La Jolla, California, USA, Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested cormorant, La Jolla, California, USA.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36774  
Brandt's Cormorant on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant on the nest, nesting material composed of kelp and sea weed, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Image ID: 36793  
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36837  
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating, Phalacrocorax auritus, La Jolla, California
Double-crested cormorant nuptial crests, tufts of feathers on each side of the head, plumage associated with courtship and mating.
Species: Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36847  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material in its beak, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material in its beak.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36870  
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant carrying nesting material, in flight as it returns to its cliffside nest.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36872  
Brandt's Cormorant portrait, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, La Jolla, California
Brandt's Cormorant portrait.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 36875  
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, a Courtship Display, La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Male Brandt's Cormorant Skypointing, a Courtship Display, La Jolla.
Species: Brandt's cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37441  
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