Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floridanus)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floridanus), Anhinga Trail, Everglades, Florida
P. a. floridanus (Audubon 1835), Florida cormorant, the smallest of the five subspecies, it is found from southern and central Texas east to the Atlantic and from North Carolina south to Florida. Records indicate that this subspecies was abundant throughout its range before the 20th century, but now is only abundant in Florida. This bird has dark nuptial crests.