Brandt's Cormorant

Phalacrocorax penicillatus

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The Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) is a strictly marine bird of the cormorant family of seabirds that inhabits the Pacific coast of North America. It ranges, in the summer, from Alaska to the Gulf of California, but the population north of Vancouver Island migrates south during the winter. Its specific name, penicillatus is Latin for a painter's brush (pencil of hairs), in reference to white plumes on its neck and back during the early breeding season....

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  1. (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/78425154@N00/173310457
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalacrocorax_penicillatus

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