Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53799

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:unavailable
Genus species:unavailable

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The cormorant is usually black with varying amounts of white and/or gray feathers. Its bill is slender and hooked, and it has bare facial skin.
Habitat:Coastal areas, large lakes, rivers
Diet:Carnivore: fish
Reproduction:Cormorants are colonial nesters. Females lay 3-4 eggs.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There are 38 known species of cormorants. They are also known as sea crows.

Other Information

Geographic:Worldwide Date:1962-06 Subjects:upright-perching water bird
Cormorant (unidentified)
Cormorants
Pelecaniformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata