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Yes, that bird has teeth! Hesperornis was a species of marine bird that lived during the Campanian age (late in the Cretaceous period). That would be about eighty million years ago. So this guy probably had to contend with a few dinosaurs when waddling on land and plesiosaurs when swimming through water. Generally, recreations of Hesperornis give it a penguin-like coat of feathers. I've opted for a more duck-like appearance simply because I think it makes for a better color scheme in the image.

This image uses purchased content. The bird was posed in poser 6 then imported into vue 9.5 where the rest of the scene was composed. Final rendering was done in Vue and took about 2 hours on an intel i5 2.8GHz with 8GB of RAM. Post production was done using GIMP.

A quick disclaimer about my paleoart...

When it comes to paleoart, the images I create favor 'art' more than 'paleo'. While I try my best to depict animals as accurately as possible, I'm make no claim that they 100% scientifically accurate. The same goes for the environment I depict them in. I am primarily interested in creating aesthetically pleasing images. Scientific accuracy comes second.
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nice picture. regards from istanbul.