GREAT CORMORANT FACTS
The Great Cormorant is mainly black except for some white and yellow on the face. There is a small white patch on each thigh during summer. The bill is grey and the legs and feet are black. Juveniles are similar to adults but are dark brown.
prefers permanent freshwater areas but is also found in coastal inlets and estuaries.
The Great Cormorant feeds mainly on fish. Also eats crustaceans, aquatic insects and frogs. It catches its food by diving underwater.
Great Cormorants nest in large colonies. The nest is a large structure made of sticks built in a low tree or on the ground. Three to four eggs are laid.
Great Cormorants are found in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia. In Australia it is most common in the south-east and south-west areas.
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:||Great Cormorant|
Relatives in same Genus
Black-faced Cormorant (P. fuscescens)
Little Pied Cormorant (P. melanoleucos)
Little Black Cormorant (P. sulcirostris)
Pied Cormorant (P. varius)