Saturday, August 17, 2013

Double Crested Cormorant

The Double Crested Cormorant (Scientific Name - Phalacrocorax azurites  is a large seabird and the most widespread cormorant in North America. They have a mostly black colour with an orange patch on the face and a grey bill with a hooked tip. The back displays a scalloped pattern and is slightly paler than the breast. 

The two adult photos weres taken in March 2011 in Florida. The top photo at St. Petersburg and the bottom near Amelia Island. The photo of the juvenile was taken in January 2013 in Abbotsford, B.C.

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