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Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Description:

This is a large waterbird with a stocky body, long neck, webbed feet and hooked bill. Plumage is dark with a scaled appearance on the back. Its body length is about 70–90 cm (28–35 in) long, with a wingspan of between 114–123 cm (45–48 in).

Habitat:

Wetlands, rivers, swamps, and shorelines.


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2 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Another great one! lol!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 7 years ago

beautiful shot of an under-appreciated bird

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Homestead, Florida, USA

Lat: 25.46, Long: -80.59

Spotted on Feb 22, 2008
Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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