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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted June 15, 2012   10:21 pm

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Head of a Double-Crested Cormorant
 
Head of a Double-Crested Cormorant

Getting close to a double-crested cormorant reveals that it's not just a sleek black bird. It has bright orange markings and beautiful turquoise eyes. Even the beak, with a hook at the end, has a distinctively mottled stony appearance.

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax auritus
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Date taken: June 15, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
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