Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Code 4

DCCO

Code 6

PHAAUT

ITIS

HEAD

Double-crested Cormorant Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Black in young, becoming brownish with age; Ranges from bright blue-green to turquoise in breeding adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Double-crested Cormorant Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 81 cm (32 in)
  • Weight: 1814 g (64 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Double-crested Cormorant Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong powerful direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 132 cm (52 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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