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Flightless Cormorant

Phalacrocorax harrisi


This Flightless Cormorant is sitting on its nest in Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island, Galápagos. The bird avoids overheating by opening its beak and breathing rapidly (cf. video). This allows for greater heat dissipation.

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Parroquia Tomas de Berlanga (Santo Tomas), Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2013

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