Little Pied Cormorant
Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants, Scrub-robins, 5 species in Australia)
Size: 50-55 cm
Distribution: All of Australia except does not live all year round in part of the inland central-west.
Habitat: Most estuarine habitats
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest
The Little Pied Cormorant is not really that little, but it is smaller than the other cormorants including the Little Black Cormorant.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2713 x 1852).
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2304 x 1748).
Photo: Wentworth Falls Lake, Blue Mountains NSW
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.
Some Birdwatching Resources
Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them, Peter Roberts. The 30 top bird-watching localities in and around Sydney. These birding hot spots stretch from Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast to Lake Illawarra near Wollongong and from the Blue Mountains in the west to some surprisingly accessible sites tucked away in the heart of the city. Each locality entry lists the key species to look out for including rare and seasonal visitors. It describes how to access the location, and what amenities to expect; maps are featured. There is also a handy list of Sydney birds, each entry providing information on the best spots to find it.
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