Double-Crested Cormorant

An archaic looking bird frequently seen at Rapids Park Lachine. The bird is all black with 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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

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

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Ohrenscharbe [de]
Double-Crested Cormorant [en]
Cormorán orejudo [es]
Cormoran à aigrettes [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Phalacrocorax auritus

Tags

double-crested cormorant, phalacrocorax auritus, shorebirds

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