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.
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