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COSEWIC: Not at Risk, BC List: Blue   

A large diving bird with a stocky body, long neck and moderately hooked beak. Breeding adults are iridescent, greenish-black with orange-yellow skin on the face and gular patch, eyes are aqua coloured. Juveniles and non-breeding birds are browner in colour. The double crest (“shag”) is only found on adults early in the breeding season.

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