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Double-Crested Cormorant  - Phalacrocorax auritus

Double-Crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

An archaic looking bird frequently seen at Rapids Park Lachine. The bird is all black with orange bill and face displaying two crests during breeding season. No sexual dimorphism.

Common Names

How to Identify

An all black bird with yellow to orange bill and face. The bird either stands on rocks or wood trunks, sometimes spreading out its wings to dry them or it flys up along the river, plunges into the water and dives for fishes.

Where & When to Spot

I see them almost on every visit to Rapids Park Lachine from early spring to late autumn.

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Close Up Double-Crested Cormorant

- September 29, 2019

NIKON Z 6; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 5000;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Park Angrignon - October 20, 2018

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f8.0; Iso 2000;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Cormorant are speedy flyers and taking a photo close when flying by is not an easy task.

Rapids Park Lachine - September 30, 2017

NIKON D500; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Rapids Park Lachine - October 15, 2016

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 500;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Rapids Park Lachine - September 03, 2016

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 360;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Rapids Park Lachine - September 20, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;
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Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Park Angrignon - August 08, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/400; Aperture f5.6; Iso 800;
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