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.
This species features in my book Australia’s Birdwatching Megaspots