Great Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
Great Pied Cormorant, Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Australia
March 2006

The Great Pied Cormorant is distributed in New Zealand (the nominate race) and Australia (the race P. v. hypoleucos). It is found both on the coast and on inland water bodies.

It is the largest white-breasted cormorant in Australia. It has a long grey bill with yellow skin between the bill and the eye and dull red skin on the chin. The eye is blue and it has a black mark on the flank.

In photo 2 there is a Little Pied Cormorant P. melanoleucos in the background.

Pied Cormorant, Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image
Pied Cormorant, The Coorong, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image
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