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Friday, November 27, 2009

Photographic memory: Black-faced Cormorants

The image above shows well the differences between mature and juvenile Black-faced Cormorants. Youngsters are brown and smaller. The white plumes on the back of the adult bird's neck are apparently a part of the breeding outfit. For a long time I thought that they appeared, just like in humans, with aging.
Black-faced Cormorants, Tasmania
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