Thursday, March 6, 2014

Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder for March 7: Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant - Mindy HillGreat Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo

By Andrew Griswold, director of Connecticut Audubon Society's EcoTravel program

The Great Cormorant is the largest North American cormorant and is found on nearly all continents. In the States, it is restricted to the east coast, where it breeds on a just a few rocky island colonies in Maine. It is a regular winter visitor to Connecticut where it replaces the more commonly found summer resident, the Double-crested Cormorant.

The Great Cormorant is known by many other common names across the globe including Great Black Cormorant, Black Cormorant, Large Cormorant, and Black Shag.

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Photo by Mindy Hill.

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