Observations of Nocturnal Foraging in the Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Science Article 16


Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacmcorax avril us) are normally considered a diurnal species. Herewe describe cormorants foraging nocturnally in an oxbow lake in Mississippi. We have observed this behavior onlyonce during 30 capture attempts over seven years.

D. Tommy King, J. Brent Harrf, Brian Dorr and David Reinhoid, Colonial Waterbirds 21 (2): 234-235, 1998

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