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Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

Aves > Suliformes > Phalacrocoracidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishDouble-Crested Cormorant
FrenchCormoran à aigrettes
SpanishCormorán orejudo


An archaic looking bird frequently seen at Parc des Rapides. The bird is mostly black with yellow, orange bill and face displaying two crests during breeding season. No sexual dimorphism.

How to Identify

An all black bird with yellow to orange bill and face. The bird either stands on rocks or wood trunks, sometimes spreading out its wings to dry them or it flys up along the river, plunges into the water and dives for fishes.

Where When to Spot

I see them almost on every visit to Rapids Park Lachine from early spring to late autumn.



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