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 37 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 51 weeks ago 39 sec 4.7
An individual fluttering its throat to cool off. Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp floridanus)
Robert Schaefer 2 April 2013 35 weeks 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 8 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
PhotosSee all 81 photos
A Big Yawn
Locality West Point, Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Ian Barker 24 August 2013 33 weeks ago 4.6
An adult male feeding in a slough
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 15 March 2014 5 weeks ago 4.5
A Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant.
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Alex Woodruff 14 June 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (ssp auritus)
Ed McAskill 23 May 2009 2 years ago 4.4
Perching at edge of water
Locality Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 22 December 2013 12 weeks ago 4.4
A pair of Double-crested Cormorants side by side in the wider estuary
Locality Martinez Salt Marsh, Contra Costa County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 4 December 2009 45 weeks ago 4.4