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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