Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) - HBW 1, p. 343
French: Cormoran à aigrettes
Spanish: Cormorán Orejudo
Other common names: White-crested Cormorant
Taxonomy: Carbo auritus Lesson, 1831, New Zealand; error, North America.
Sometimes placed in genus Hypoleucos. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cincinatus (Brandt, 1837) - Aleutian Is to Alexander Archipelago (W Canada).
- albociliatus Ridgway, 1884 - Vancouver I to Gulf of California.
- auritus (Lesson, 1831) - Gulf of St Lawrence to Cape Cod and W to Utah.
- floridanus (Audubon, 1835) - North Carolina and Florida S to Cuba.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 45 videos
An individual in breeding plumage drying its wing feather, and then a close-up of the head and wing feathers. Locality Goleta Beach County Park, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Don DesJardin 21 April 2013 3 years ago 39 sec 4.8
An adult bird eating a fish Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2002 8 years ago 19 sec 4.5
Preening with outstretched wings Locality Flamingo Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Joe Angseesing 21 January 2016 12 weeks ago 11 sec 4.5
An individual fluttering its throat to cool off. Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Robert Schaefer 2 April 2013 2 years ago 20 sec 4.5
A close-up of a bird resting close to the water. Locality Virginia Lake, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2012 3 years ago 22 sec 4.5
A close-up of two birds resting close to the water. Locality Virginia Lake, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2012 3 years ago 25 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 114 photos
A Big Yawn
Locality West Point, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Ian Barker 24 August 2013 2 years ago 4.8
An adult male feeding in a slough
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 15 March 2014 2 years ago 4.6
a big colony with Brown Pelicans on Isla de Patos
Locality Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern)
Thore Noernberg 2 April 2015 1 year ago 4.5
A Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant.
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Alex Woodruff 14 June 2011 4 years ago 4.4
A winter plumaged bird struggling with a flounder.
Locality Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp auritus)
Ed McAskill 23 May 2009 5 years ago 4.4