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
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black-faced Cormorant|
Relatives in same Genus
Great Cormorant (P. carbo)
Little Pied Cormorant (P. melanoleucos)
Little Black Cormorant (P. sulcirostris)
Pied Cormorant (P. varius)