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 32 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 8 weeks ago 39 sec 4.7
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 40 weeks 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 40 weeks ago 25 sec 4.5
A bird on a marsh drying its wings and flying away Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (ssp floridanus)
Josep del Hoyo 7 August 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4.5
Two birds on a jetty, one preening and the other one moving to a sleeping position. Locality Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp floridanus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 25 July 2005 6 years ago 22 sec 4.3
An adult bird eating a fish Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2002 5 years ago 19 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 59 photos
A Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant.
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Alex Woodruff 14 June 2011 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp auritus)
Ed McAskill 23 May 2009 2 years ago 4.4
A winter plumaged bird struggling with a flounder.
Locality Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 13 weeks ago 4.3
Individual on a rock in Lake Ontario.
Locality LaSalle Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada (ssp auritus)
Miriam Bauman 31 July 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Double-crested Cormorants are residents at Heather Farms, often roosting in numbers 20 or more, but 5-10 is more normal on a dai
Locality Heather Farms, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 7 January 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.1
Locality Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
killiajk 29 December 2009 2 years ago 4.1