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Little Pied Cormorant

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Common name
Little Pied Cormorant
Scientific name
Micrcocarbo melanoleucos
Size – beak to tail
58 – 64 cm
Wing span
Birds of the Bluff
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Where to find
Wetlands, including swamps and coastal bays.
Description

The Little Pied Cormorant is a small cormorant with white underparts and a black crown, neck and back. The bill is yellow and this bird has a white eyebrow that extends to the beak.

These cormorants are one of the most common Australian waterbirds and can form large flocks or they may be seen singly. They mix readily with the other small cormorant – the Little Black Cormorant. They catch fish, yabbies and other crustaceans by diving deep under water.

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