Observations of Nocturnal Foraging in the Double-crested Cormorant

Publication Year:
1998
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/546
Author(s):
King, D. Tommy; Harrel, J. Brent; Dorr, Brian; Reinhold, David
Tags:
Double-crested Cormorant; foraging; Mississippi; nocturnal; Phalacrocorax auritus; Environmental Sciences
article description
Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) are normally considered a diurnal species. Here we describe cormorants foraging nocturnally in an oxbow lake in Mississippi. We have observed this behavior only once during 30 capture attempts over seven years.