- Cape Cormorant
- Latin Name
- Phalacrocorax capensis
- 64 cm
- Single birds and flocks in coastal waters, roosting on offshore islands.
- Bird Call
- They make no sound.
- During the breeding period from September to February they are a uniform black. Making their nests from seaweed and sticks. Eggs number 2 - 3 and are chalky white.
- Immature Description
- Immatures are dusky brown and paler on the belly.
- Adult Description
- Breeding adults told by entirely glossy green-black plumage, head without crest, orange-yellow bill-base; the eyes are greenish. Fairly long neck, sleek head, often with a small crest.
- Common or abundant resident.
- Winter visitor to Natal coast. Abundant and resident along the entire south-western Cape coast and up to 50 kms out to sea.