Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

Little Pied Cormorant

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

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.
Status: Abundant
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.

Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2713 x 1852).

Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2304 x 1748).

Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Photo: Wentworth Falls Lake, Blue Mountains NSW

Little Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.

Some Birdwatching Resources


Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them, Peter Roberts. 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.

Purchase from Australia (Booktopia)

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The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Graham Pizzey and Frank Knight The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Graham Pizzey and Frank Knight. This is the other of the two best bird field guides for Australia. It is the one preferred by many serious birdwatchers. However I find the pictures a bit dull looking for my taste — the birds all kind of look the same to me, making it harder to remember them in my mind. The illustrations are meant to be the most anatomically correct, though. The text descriptions are better than in Simpson and Day. If you want the most serious bird field guide get this one otherwise get Simpson and Day.

Purchase 9th ed. from Australia (Booktopia)

Purchase 9th ed. from Australia (Angus & Robertson)

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Click here to preorder the 9th ed. from Amazon

See Also

Australian Bird Field Guides

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