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Double-crested cormorant

Phalacrocorax auritus


A large water bird that reaches 70–90 cm (28–35 in) in length. Dark gray plumage. This is a juvenile or first year bird. Juveniles are distinguished by pale plumage on their upper chest and neck. This will darken as it ages. Hook-tipped bill. Sexes are similar.


Spotted at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2020
Submitted on Feb 8, 2020

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