Such beautiful eyes!
White marking under jaw
2 waves of 45 and 43 double-crested cormorants flew into the VFW Lake in Lufkin TX @ 0755 on 10/24/14. A few cormorants were already perched in trees.
The order Suliformes (dubbed "Phalacrocoraciformes" by Christidis & Boles 2008) is a proposed order by the International Ornithologist's Union. In regards to the recent evidence that the traditional Pelecaniformes is polyphyletic, it has been suggested that the group be split up to reflect the true evolutionary relationships.