When a bird preens, that means they are using their bill to clean and arrange their feathers. Their wings will be spread out while they draw individual feathers through their beak, realigning and re-interlocking the barb part of the feather. Here is a preening Double-Crested Cormorant.


In the cormorant family of seabirds, the double-crested cormorant is the most distributed in North America. They are also a familiar cormorant found inland by lakes, ponds, rivers, and bays. They nest in trees, they will also roost in trees or on rocks by water. Double-crested cormorants have an aquatic seasonal diet of fish or crustaceans, which… Read More DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT