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hanging out on a cold morning  Fall,Geotagged,Phalacrocorax auritus,United States,double-crested Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Do you know why this species is called double-crested? Not seeing a single crest on any photo. Posted 10 days ago
  2. They only have their crest during breeding season, and even then it’s kind of small and subtle. They get a little patch if white near the eye, I believe. 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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Similar species: Cormorants And Frigatebirds
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2019. Captured Nov 30, 2019 09:56 in 25801 Lake Fenwick Rd, Kent, WA 98032, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/9.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO800
  • 560mm