Double-crested Cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested Cormorant specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant along the Eastern Shore and tidewater areas of the Western Shore, from February through May and August through November. Often seen migrating in long chains. Occasional birds may be seen at any time of the year. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

The adult (on the left) was hatched at the Zoo.
Date: 4/29/1930
Collected By: National Zoological Park, Washington DC
Locality: National Zoological Park, Washington DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 317134
The bird on the right has the lighter plumage of immature birds of this species.