Crowned Cormorant

Crowned CormorantCrowned Cormorant
Name
Crowned Cormorant
Latin Name
Phalacrocorax coronatus
Family
Phalacrocoracidae
Length
54 cm
Habitat
Rocky coastlines and coastal islands, occasionally lagoons.
Immature Description
Immatures are brown.
Adult Description
A marine version of the Reed Cormorant and recognised by its overall blacker appearance, permanent crest all year and shorter tail.
Status
Fairly common resident.
Distribution
Present along the coast from August to April in great numbers but individuals may be found throughout the year. Very rare inland.
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