Double-crested Cormorant

About the Double-crested Cormorant

Also known as: Florida Cormorant, White-tufted Cormorant, Farallon Cormorant

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 20 March 2014
Scientific Name
Phalacrocorax auritus
  • Suliformes
  • Phalacrocoracidae
  • Phalacrocorax
  • P. auritus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 25 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
27.6 to 35.4 inches
45 to 48.4 inches
42 to 88 ounces
Range

International Names

Chinese 角鸬鹚
Czech kormorán ušatý
Danish Øreskarv
Dutch Geoorde Aalscholver
Finnish amerikanmerimetso
French Cormoran à aigrettes
German Ohrenscharbe
Italian Marangone della doppia cresta
Japanese mimihimeu [ミミヒメウ]
Norwegian Totoppskarv
Polish kormoran rogaty
Russian Ушастый баклан
Spanish Cormorán Orejudo
Swedish Öronskarv
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