Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pelagic Cormorant

Taken back on Sept 11, I came across three birds like the one above along the beach. Each was solitary and each was fairly trusting. I've struggled to determine whether they are Pelagic or Brandt's Cormorants. Based on a lack of a buff throat and relatively narrow bill, I believe these are Pelagic Cormorants. Furthermore, I believe them to be juveniles based on somewhat soft bill corners and their lack of fear with my presence.

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