Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
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Alternative Title: Phalacrocorax auritus
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-3159
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Seabirds, Waterfowl, Cormorants
Table Of Contents: This widley distributed species, named for 2 tufts of feathers that appear briefly during the breeding season, is founded on saltwater shores and on large inland waters across the continent. The feathers of cormorants are not fully waterproof, and the birds are commonly found posed on rocks or pilings with their wet wings spread for drying.
Available: April 07 2004
Issued: April 06 2004
Modified: April 07 2004