Bank Cormorant

© Bank Cormorant

Name

Bank Cormorant

Latin Name

Phalacrocorax neglectus

Family

Phalacrocoracidae

Length

75 cm

Habitat

Coastal waters, especially standing on small islands and offshore rocks.

Breeding

Breeding recorded for all months except April, August and November. Eggs 2 - 3, chalky-white.

Immature Description

Immatures are duller black in colour.

Adult Description

Told by heavy-bodied appearance, crested head and usually (not always) a white rump; wings dark brown, rest black with bronze sheen.

Status

Common resident.

Distribution

Confined to the south-western seaboard from Swakopmund in the north to Agulhas in the south.

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