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Australian Cormorants



FAMILY : Cormorants

Black-faced Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax fuscescens)
Black-faced Cormorant
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... Click to continue>
Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo)
Great Cormorant
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. Click to continue>
Little Black Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)
Little Black Cormorant
The Little Black Cormorant is a black cormorant with a greenish sheen to the back and a slender grey hooked bill. Click to continue>
Little Pied Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax melanoleucos)
Little Pied Cormorant
The Little Pied Cormorant is black above and white below. The face is dusky and, in adult birds, the white of the underside extends to above the eye. Immature birds resemble the adults except there is no white above the eye. Click to continue>
Pied Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax varius)
Pied Cormorant
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FAMILY : Darters

Darter
(Anhinga melanogaster)
Darter
The Darter is a large slender water bird with a long snake-like neck and sharp pointed bill. Male Darters are dark brownish black with chestnut brown under parts. The wings are glossy black on top, streaked and spotted white and silver. There is a... Click to continue>


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