- Whitebreasted Cormorant
- Latin Name
- Phalacrocorax carbo
- 90 cm
- Singly or in groups on coastal rocks, islands and estuaries, plus large inland waters where they often perch in dead trees.
- Number of chicks
- 3 - 4 (occasionally 5).
- Breed throughout the year, August or January peak periods in the Cape; recorded from March - October inland. Eggs 3 - 4, occasionally 5, chalky-white with greenish-blue tinge when fresh.
- Immature Description
- Immature birds are off-white below, extending to a varying amount to belly.
- Adult Description
- Identified by large size and white underparts, throat to breast or, in immatures, entirely white underparts, much whiter than the immature of the Reed Cormorant.
- Common or localised resident.
- Worldwide. Throughout Africa.