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    • Phalacrocorax auritus
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    • Double-crested Cormorant
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    • Cormorán orejudo
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    • cormoran à aigrettes
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    • Corvo-marinho-d'orelhas

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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jmaughn

Date

June 30, 2015

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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cullen

Date

June 20, 2015 03:31 PM CDT

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Description

Alaska Trip

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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cullen

Date

June 20, 2015 11:26 AM CDT

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Alaska Trip

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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billmiky

Date

October 26, 2009

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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skiman1016

Date

June 29, 2015 05:13 PM EDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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hfabian

Date

June 28, 2015

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Description

Single flyby.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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sanguinaria33

Date

June 28, 2015 01:57 PM CDT

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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jaykeller

Date

June 28, 2015 02:56 PM PDT

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Description

This bird struck me as smaller than a typical Double-crested Cormorant in the field, possibly with a longer tail than Double-crested, suggesting a Neotropic. It was high-flying and made a circle as it continued on. Double-crested is the default cormorant species in San Diego County, but the first county record of Neotropic occurred in 2014, and they are on the increase around the Salton Sea in nearby Imperial County. Photo 1 of 3.

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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jaliya

Date

June 28, 2015

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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jaliya

Date

June 28, 2015

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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tnewman

Date

June 28, 2015

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Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus

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johnnybirder

Date

March 20, 2011
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Description from Wikipedia

The Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico. Measuring 70–90 cm (28–35 in) in length, it is an all-black bird which gains a small double crest of black and white feathers in breeding season. It has a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin....

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.