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 38 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 1 year 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 7 years ago 19 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 years 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 9 years ago 16 sec 4.5
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An adult male feeding in a slough
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 15 March 2014 50 weeks ago 4.6
A Big Yawn
Locality West Point, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Ian Barker 24 August 2013 1 year ago 4.6
A Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant.
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Alex Woodruff 14 June 2011 3 years ago 4.4
A winter plumaged bird struggling with a flounder.
Locality Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp auritus)
Ed McAskill 23 May 2009 3 years ago 4.4
Perching at edge of water
Locality Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 22 December 2013 1 year ago 4.4