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Double Crested Cormorant

Phalecrocorax Auritus

Description:

Big dark water bird, with a long neck. It has a medium sized bill with a blunt or hooked tip. This one had a hooked tip. I guess they are in abundance, but this is the first time I've seen one up close. I read that they are being blamed for declines in sport fisheries, and for devastating fish farms.

Habitat:

Along the East Coast beaches. This one I spotted on a pier in Old Saybrook, Ct.

Notes:

I thought he was a rare bird, but I guess not. I think he's a bit prehistoric looking, in a cute way.

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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.29, Long: -72.38

Spotted on Jun 2, 2010
Submitted on Sep 2, 2011

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