Little Black CormorantScientific name: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Meaning of name: Phalacrocorax is from the Greek words phalacros, meaning bald, and corax, meaning crow or raven. Sulcirostris is from the Latin words sulcus, meaning furrow, and rostrum, meaning bill.

Distribution: Widespread in Australia around coastal and inland waters.

Description: Up to 65cm long with a 105cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 2,317km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 10 years 0.7 months after being banded (information as at 13 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme