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"Brandt's Cormorant"
Brandt's Cormorant:    Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus), was named after German-born Russian naturalist Johann Friedrich von Brandt, who first described the bird in 1838. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website's "The Birds of North America Online" (2010), Brandt's description was based on a specimen (now missing) of unknown origin and from an unknown collector, which he found at the Zoological Museum at St. Petersburg. The specimen most likely was collected by Russian naturalists during one of several expeditions to the Pacific Coast of North America during the early 1800s.

The name "cormorant" is from the French cormoran meaning "sea crow".


 
July ... Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Ecola State Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Offshore rock with birds, Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, Oregon. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.
Image, 2010, Ecola State Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Closeup of offshore rock with Brown Pelicans, Brandt's Cormorants, and Common Murre, Ecola Point, Ecola State Park, Tillamook Head, Oregon. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.


September ... Columbia River at Hammond, Oregon ...

Image, 2014, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Brandt's Cormorant, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray with some sun breaks. Image taken September 22, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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