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study shows the foot of the Double-crested Cormorant. All four toes are
joined by webbing, a condition called “totiplamate”, a situation found also
in tropicbirds, pelicans, boobies and gannets, and anhingas and darters.
While it looks awkward, some birds with totipalmate feet, including this
species, can perch on thin branches and wires.
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