The Double-crested Cormorant Can Be Found Throughout The USA

The Double-crested Cormorant Can Be Found Throughout The USA

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Double-crested Cormorant 

These birds can be found along the coasts of Canada and Mexico and throughout all of the USA. In flight the Double-crested Cormorant seems to have a crook in their neck, their belly hangs low and they have very slow and labored wing beats.

Their diet consists mostly small fish. They forage by diving down from the surface of the water down under the water, using mostly their feet, but occasionally their wings. Finding most of their food down close to the bottom, they can dive down as far as 120 feet!

Below is a picture of how these birds got their name. During breeding season will be the only time that you can see the double-crest of the Double-crested Cormorant.

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Double-crested Cormorant in breeding plumage.

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