(Phalacrocorax sulcirostris)

Length:  55-65 cm Common

Little Black Cormorants frequent coastal estuaries and inland lakes, often in the company of Great and Little Pied Cormorants. Its longer thinner bill enables it to take a greater range of prey. Cooperative rafts of hundreds will gather to herd shoals of fish. It is gregarious and flocks in flight will take up a V formation.

It breeds mainly in spring or autumn. The nest is a platform of sticks and debris in a tree or bush. Out of the water its behaviour is like other Cormorants. One brood per season. Eggs: usually 4; chalky green.