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Double-crested Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-crested Cormorant
Photo © Don DesJardin
Double-crested Cormorant Information

 30 - 35"

 Coastal bays, estuaries, and islands; rivers, freshwater lakes, ponds, swamps, reservoirs. Requires undisturbed area for nesting.

 Mostly fish, including both saltwater and freshwater fish; crustaceans, salamanders, snakes, sea worms.
Identification tips
for the Double-crested Cormorant
Calls of the Double-crested Cormorant
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
DC Cormorant Breeding Map DC Cormorant Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map         Winter Map (CBC)  
Additional Information:
Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls.



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