double-crested cormorant

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dou·​ble-crest·​ed cormorant | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈkre-stəd- How to pronounce double-crested cormorant (audio) \

Definition of double-crested cormorant

: a North American cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) of which the breeding adults have a tuft of feathers on each side of the head

Examples of double-crested cormorant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That statistic includes common loons, northern gannets, double-crested cormorants, royal terns, Wilson’s plovers, black skimmers, and seaside sparrows, to name a few. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 17 Apr. 2020 On one side is a pond with lotus and water lilies; in the center, a floating bridge where double-crested cormorants and egrets gather as fat koi swim below. Los Angeles Times, "Serenity, now: Where to find a quiet spot amid the bustle of L.A.," 20 Sep. 2019 The Big Lake Wildlife Management Area is a nesting area for dozens of species of ducks, Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans and other waterfowl, according to the state's FWP. David Williams, CNN, "Thousands of birds killed in a Montana hailstorm," 23 Aug. 2019 Big Lake Wildlife Management Area's lake and surrounding wetlands serve as the nesting areas for dozens of species of ducks, Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans and other waterfowl, the agency said. Fox News, "SEE IT: Thousands of birds killed during hailstorm at Montana wildlife preserve," 20 Aug. 2019 There were also 22 double-crested cormorants, two bald eagles, two American kestrels, 11 Eastern wood-pewees, and 23 red-eyed vireos. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings," 29 July 2019

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Double-crested cormorant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-crested%20cormorant. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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