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BIRDS

Bayou Desaird, Monroe

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS

Phalacrocorax auritus

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Black body, blue eyes, yellow beak
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: Anhinga
  • CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern - Population Increasing
  • DIET: Fish, amphibians, insects and crustaceans
  • HABITAT: Lakes, ponds
  • NESTING: Sticks, seaweed, garbage, and bird bones, lined with grass on the ground or in tree tops
  • BEHAVIOR: Hunt by floating in water and making shallow dives to grab fish
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Killing trees with their poop
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: September - March