Australian Bush Birds
Little Black Cormorant  -  Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Litle Black Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant swimming in the Darling River at Menindee. The blue eye is easy to see.
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Left. Little Black Cormorants drying wings at Echuca, Vic. Right. Little Black Cormorant has just popped to the surface at Urunga, NSW.
Little Black Cormorant Solitary Little Black Cormorant on a pole in Lake Tuggerah. Although the Little Black Cormorant is often seen in flocks, solitary birds are not unusual.
Little Black Cormorant - page 2
map map The Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris - is black all over with black facial skin, bright green eyes and lead grey bill. This is the second smallest Australian cormorant (55 to 65 centimetres long, span 1 metre).

Highly gregarious; fishes cooperatively in large flocks, sometimes with Pelicans. Congregates in larger flocks than other cormorants. Flight is strong; rapid wingbeats alternating with glides.

In mainland states usually found in inland lakes, river pools, deep open swamps and coastal estuaries; in Tasmania more often along the coast.

Common species found in most estuarine and inland aquatic habitats; sedentary and nomadic in lifestyle.

Litle Black Cormorant
Part of a flock of Little Black Cormorants at The Entrance, NSW. These 45 birds are half of this flock of more gregarious cormorants.
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The combination of Little Black Cormorants and Pelicans fishing together look a bit strange but is fairly common in estuaries and inland rivers. (Urunga, NSW).