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Bird Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

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Common Name: Little Black Cormorant

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Order: Pelecaniformes

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Found throughout Australia, including Tasmania.

Habitat: Found in freshwater wetlands, but will sometimes be found on sheltered coastal waters, and can use relatively small, deep water bodies.

Field Notes: Nomadic, leaving coastal habitats when inland waters are plentiful. It is small, slim, totally black cormorant with a greenish sheen to the back and a slender grey hooked bill. In the breeding season, adults have fine white flecks on the head and neck and the green tinge becomes more bronze. One of two totally black commorants in Australia. Size: 55-65 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011 in Goomeri, QLD.

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A flock of mostly Little Black Comorants of several thousand (more out of pic) South Burnett, SEQld Aug 2012.
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Pic by Hairyman
 
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