Double-crested Cormorant Picture Gallery

The double-crested cormorant is a large black bird with an orange hook-tipped bill and snake-like neck found in back bay and pond waters. It is somewhat less than three feet in height. The double-crested cormorant swims skillfully underwater for its food which consists of water insects and fish  It is similar to and often mistaken for the anhinga, another long-neck bird frequently found swimming underwater and spreading its wings in the sun to dry. The Latin name for the black, fish-eating cormorant translates to "fish crow".

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel single lens reflex (dSLR) camera was employed for most of the bird photos below. It was equipped with a  Sigma zoom lens 200-500 mm, sometimes with a 1.4 tele-extender. All photos on the page are downsized and compressed for loading speed. The high resolution 6.3 megapixel images are archived offline.

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Adult double-crested cormorant

Male and female cormorants

Wings out, drying in the sun.

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The shy double-crested cormorant usually swims away from humans who get too near. 

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