Double-Crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus
An archaic looking bird frequently seen at Parc des Rapides. The bird is mostly black with yellow, orange bill and face displaying two crests during breeding season. No sexual dimorphism.
Parc des Rapides is a good spot to watch and photograph this species. At the lower viewpoint in this park, you can step down to the level of the river and take shots of flying cormorants. The bird isn't flying rapidly and unpredictably. Thus, taking photos in flight isn't really challenging. You need though a long lens, 400mm at least, with wide aperture, f/5.6 or wider and the gear must acquire focus fast like for any birds in flight.
For close ups shots or video recordings while foraging, you may occasionally encounter this species in ponds in Parc Angrignon, near metro station or the large pond.
Observations by Season
Number of times the species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting nature parks nearby.
A species is registered only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking to learn more about how we determine identifications and log observations in the field.
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