Little Black Cormorant

Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

PHASUL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Little Black Cormorant has a large breeding range that exceeds 2 million square kilometers. This species occurs in a variety of wetland habitats in Australia, southern and eastern Indonesia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and some islands in the South Pacific. Although the size of the population is unknown, it is believed to be stable and large enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

IBIRD EXPLORER GENERAL

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PHOTO SHARING AND DISCUSSION

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

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SUMMARY

Overview

Little Black Cormorant: Small black cormorant with green gloss to plumage, blue-green eye, and medium black-gray bill with small hooked tip. Back black-gray with black scaling. Long, somewhat pointed wings. Fairly long, slightly rounded tail. Sexes are similar. Non-breeding adult lacks white speckling on head. Juvenile has black-brown underparts.

 

Range and Habitat

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Little Black Cormorant SONGS AND CALLS

Little Black Cormorant MM1

Repeated hoarse "krah" calls.

Little Black Cormorant BB1

Calls as a small group bickers.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"ak-he", "tu tu"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • In New Zealand, this species is known as the Little Black Shag.
  • Johann Friedrich von Brandt first described this species in 1837.
  • The Little Black Cormorant's species name derives from Latin: sulcus - "groove," and rostrum - "bill."
  • A group of cormorants is collectively known as a "flight", a "gulp", a Òlett fliÓ, a "paddling", a "rookery" and a "swim" of cormorants.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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BACKYARD BIRDING

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

PelagicX
The pelagic is a type of bird whose habitat is on the open ocean rather than in a coastal region or on inland bodies of water (lakes, rivers). An example of a pelagic bird is the blacklegged kittiwake.
PlumesX
Large, conspicuous, showy feathers.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X