The Black-faced Cormorant is a large cormorant with black upper parts, a bare black face, and white under parts. The legs and feet are black and there is a black mark on the thigh. The bill is dark grey, and the eyes are blue-green. After diving they sit with wings outstretched to dry their feathers.
60cm - 70cm
coastal waters in bays, inlets, rocky headlands and islands.
small fish caught by diving from the surface
Black-faced Cormorants breed in large colonies on off-shore islands. The nest made of seaweed and grasses on bare rock. Three to five eggs are laid.
southern coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania
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Relatives in same Genus
Great Cormorant (P. carbo)
Little Pied Cormorant (P. melanoleucos)
Little Black Cormorant (P. sulcirostris)
Pied Cormorant (P. varius)