Cape Cormorant

Cape CormorantCape Cormorant
Name
Cape Cormorant
Latin Name
Phalacrocorax capensis
Family
Phalacrocoracidae
Length
64 cm
Habitat
Single birds and flocks in coastal waters, roosting on offshore islands.
Bird Call
They make no sound.
Breeding
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.
Status
Common or abundant resident.
Distribution
Winter visitor to Natal coast. Abundant and resident along the entire south-western Cape coast and up to 50 kms out to sea.
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