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  Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)





Little Black Cormorant | Phalacrocorax sulcirostris photo
Little Black Cormorant cormorants squabbling, Gold Coast, Australia

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Little Black Cormorant | Phalacrocorax sulcirostris photo
Mt-Coot-tha

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Little Black Cormorant is a black cormorant with a greenish sheen to the back and a slender grey hooked bill.

Size
62cm

Habitat
freshwater wetlands, sheltered coastal waters

Food
fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. It catches prey underwater

Breeding
large stick nests in the fork of a tree or on the ground

Range
throughout Australia

distribution map showing range of Phalacrocorax sulcirostris in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
Species:sulcirostris
Common Name:Little Black Cormorant

Relatives in same Genus
  Great Cormorant (P. carbo)
  Black-faced Cormorant (P. fuscescens)
  Little Pied Cormorant (P. melanoleucos)
  Pied Cormorant (P. varius)