family Phalacrocoracidae


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Noun1.family Phalacrocoracidae - cormorants
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes - pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
genus Phalacrocorax, Phalacrocorax - type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae
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Of the about forty-odd members of the family phalacrocoracidae, the species phalacrocorax carbo Linn, is the most numerous (Fig.
occidentalis Linnaeus, brown I R pelican Family Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants) Phalacrocorax auritus (Lesson), I O double-crested cormorant Family Fregatidae (frigatebirds) Fregata magnificens Mathews, I R magnificent frigatebird Order Ciconiiformes (herons, ibises, storks, and allies) Family Ardeidae (bitterns and herons) Ardea alba (Linnaeus), great I O egret Ardea herodias Linnaeus, great I C blue heron Botaurus lentiginosus (Rackett), I R American bittern Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus), cattle I R egret Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), I C Butorides virescens (Linnaeus), green heron Egretta caerulea (Linnaeus), little blue heron I R E.