SIA0420: 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 cormorant lives along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and along the Great Lakes. They eat fish, mollusks and crustaceans. They like to next in rocky cliffs or trees and sue the same nest year after year. They have been clock at flying 48 mph and can dive down to 25 feet in the water.

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