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Double-crested Cormorants

Phalacrocorax auritus


Medium cormorant with iridescent black body and orange throat pouch. Western birds have white feather tufts over each eye in early summer. Pale bill is long and hooked. Black legs and feet. Feeds on fish, amphibians and crustaceans. Strong direct flight, soars on thermals.


Containment Pond


Little Blue Heron in the background.

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Liam 8 years ago

Thanks guys.

Birding For Fun
Birding For Fun 8 years ago

I like the Little Blue Heron in the background. He is the odd one out and he is looking in the opposite direction. Neat photo composition.

MaryEvans2 8 years ago

Beautiful, love how you can see their emerald green eyes. Nice spot and photo

Liam 8 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

nice photo!

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Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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