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Common Name:Cormorant, Brandt's
Scientific Name:Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Area:Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Oregon
Date:July 31, 2013

The blue throat patch is the give away in identifying this cormorant.

Yaquina Head - Newport, Oregon - - - July 12, 2014

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman / Birds of Oregon by Burrows & Gilligan