Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) - HBW 1, p. 343

French: Cormoran à aigrettes German: Ohrenscharbe 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.