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Little Black Cormorant - BirdForum Opus

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Photo by RMD
Photo taken: Nhulunbuy NT Australia

Identification

Black, greenish sheen to back and a slender grey hooked bill.

Distribution

Australia, Borneo, Java, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Palau and New Zealand.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Freshwater wetlands

Behaviour

Diet includes fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects.

The Little Black Cormorant nests in colonies, often on the fringes of heron or ibis colonies, building large stick nests in the fork of a tree or on the ground. Both sexes share nest-building, incubation and feeding of the young.

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