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Little Black Cormorant

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Description:

The Little Black Cormorant is a small, slim, totally black cormorant with a greenish sheen to the back and a slender grey hooked bill. In the breeding season, adults have fine white flecks on the head and neck and the green tinge becomes more bronze. This species congregates in larger flocks than other cormorants and flies in V-shaped formations.

Habitat:

The Little Black Cormorant is mainly found in freshwater wetlands, but will sometimes be found on sheltered coastal waters, and can use relatively small, deep water bodies. It is strongly aquatic, seldom being seen on dry land, but is often seen resting on rocks, jetties and other perches in water.

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1 Comment

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Nice series.

Uncle Minty
Spotted by
Uncle Minty

4565, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 29, 2011
Submitted on Jan 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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