SIA0116: Double-crested Cormorant

Common Name:Double-crested Cormorant
Scientific Name:Phalacrocorax auritus
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Washington D.C.

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The Double-crested Comorant's range is along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes. They eat Fish, mollusks, and crustaceans. They make their next in the trees or on a rocks cliff. They use the same nest year after year. They can dive up to 25 feet deep and have been clocked flying at speeds of 48 miles per hour.

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