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 34 videos
A lateral view of an adult sitting on the water, and then it begins vigorous bathing. Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Don DesJardin 30 December 2008 4 years ago 38 sec 3
A bird standing on a pole Locality Flanders Bay, Long Island, New York, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Curt Kessler 31 August 2006 6 years ago 27 sec 3
An individual swimming with open wings. Locality Central Park, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (ssp auritus)
Josep del Hoyo 2 April 2000 11 years ago 29 sec 3
A bird in the water Locality Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Michael Grunow 27 June 2006 6 years ago 18 sec 2.9
PhotosSee all 75 photos
Breeding Plumage Double-Crested Cormorant with group
Locality Goleta Beach County Park, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Justin Watts 12 March 2011 2 years ago 3.7
An adult in breeding plumage.
Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Don DesJardin 3 March 2013 40 weeks ago 3.7
On a mirror
Locality Percé, Quebec, Canada (ssp auritus)
Guy Poisson 15 May 2008 3 years ago 3.7
Double Crested Cormorant in winter plumage
Locality University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA (United States) (ssp albociliatus)
Justin Watts 24 October 2010 3 years ago 3.7
Bird drying wings after fishing expedition
Locality Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 10 March 2010 3 years ago 3.7
Drying its wings while perched on a pylon in Bud Bay.
Locality Olympia, Thurston County, Washington State, USA (United States)
Nicholas Tomney 18 August 2013 13 weeks ago 3.6