- Picoides pubescens
The Double-crested Cormorant is an species of seabird with a wide distribution across much of North America. They are found near water, either fresh or salt, where they hunt for fish by diving underwater.
Double-crested Cormorants have an all-black plumage. They are named for the feathers that develop into crests on either side of the head during breeding season. These crests can be black or white or a mixture of each. Both males and females develop the crests.
Double-crested Cormorants are common and widespread throughout their range. Their conservation status is Least Concern as of February 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 20 March 2014|
|Scientific Name||Phalacrocorax auritus|
(as of 25 March 2017)
27.6 to 35.4 inches
45 to 48.4 inches
42 to 88 ounces