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Oil-covered bird. Oil-covered bird being washed using a shower attachment. The most common cause of oil contamination of wildlife is an oil spill. Seabirds such as this guillemot (Cepphus sp.) often become poisoned by the oil as they try to groom their feathers with their beak.
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