|Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax
The Little Pied Cormorant is distributed in Australia,New Zealand and Indonesia. It is the smallest and possibly the most common cormorant in Australia. It is found inland as well as on the coast.
It has a short yellow bill and a white eyebrow running from the top of the bill over the eye. The immature, seen here in photos 4 and 5, is duller with no eyebrow and a black mark on the flank which is missing in the adult.
It is reasonably common to see adults with rusty stains on their underparts as in photo 3 and 6. These seem to come from impurities in the water but I didn't notice such stains on either of the other white breasted Cormorants, Black-faced Cormorant P. fuscescens or Pied Cormorant P. varius.
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