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double-crested cormorant  Double-crested cormorant,Geotagged,Phalacrocorax auritus,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Great composition and light! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks so much Ferdy! Posted 10 days ago

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The double-crested cormorant is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It occurs along inland waterways as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico. Measuring 70–90 cm in length, it is an all-black bird which gains a small double crest of black and white feathers in breeding season. It has a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin. Five subspecies are recognized.

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Uploaded May 12, 2022. Captured May 11, 2022 15:58 in Q2JM+F9 New York, NY, USA.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1000
  • 500mm