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Little Black Cormorant

A Little Black Cormorant perched atop a log
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Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris 

Size: 60 to 65 cm

What does it look like?

The Little Black Cormorant is entirely black in plumage, although the feathers of the back can exhibit a greenish gloss. It lacks the yellow and white facial markings of the larger Great Cormorant.

Where is it found?

The Little Black Cormorant is a common sight in suitable areas throughout Australia, and can extend deep into the interior at times of flooding.

What are its habitats & habits?

It prefers fresh water, and is a familiar sight on farm dams and small ponds, but salted waterways are also inhabited. Large flocks can congregate where there is an abundance of suitable food.

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