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Phalacrocorax urile

The red-faced cormorant (Phalacrocorax urile) is a species of cormorant that lives in the far north of the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. There, it nests alongside the pelagic cormorant. However, the red-faced cormorant generally breeds more successfully of the two species. Therefore, it is currently increasing in numbers.

These birds feed either singly or in flocks. They adapt both to different prey choices as well as to various undersea habitats. Because of this, they have been observed foraging at depths of over 40 feet.

Black and statuesque, these birds are sentinels to the northmost sea.

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