My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Cormorants


Cormorants

Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Cormorants are medium-to-large aquatic birds, usually with mainly dark plumage and areas of coloured skin on the face. The bill is long, thin, and sharply hooked. Their feet are four-toed and webbed, a distinguishing feature among the Pelecaniformes order. There is 1 Michigan species.

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

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