These cormorants were photographed during a canoe paddle in Jacob’s Pond, MA in July, 2014.
- juveniles are brownish with white feathers on the anterior side of the neck and on the breast
- The top of the beak is gray with a downward pointed hook at the end
- they have an orange patch on the underside where the beak meets the neck
- the Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax can be distinguished by a white patch between the orange patch and where the beak meets the neck
- a lighter brownish color with white feathers on the front of its neck down to the breast
- flocks fly in a V formation
- stretches out it’s wings when perched to let the dry in the wind
- its beak points up
- ponds, lakes, sea coast, islands
- widespread along the coast in the United States.
Please add your own cormorant sightings to our Double-Crested Cormorant range map here.