Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54440

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Phalcrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
Genus species:Phalacrocorax varius

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:70-75 cm
Weight:1.3-2.5 kg
Identification:The pied cormorant is black with white on the sides of its neck, chest, and undersides. It has a blue eye ring and orange skin in front of its eyes.
Habitat:Coastal or inland lakes, rivers, estuaries
Diet:Carnivore: fish, crustaceans, mollusks
Reproduction:Pied cormorants nest in colonies, the timing of which depends on the population's location. Both parents incubate their 2-3 eggs. In marine habitats, they may have two broods in a year.
Large flocks of pied cormorants can be seen flying in a 'V' formation.
Behavior:This is a nomadic species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The pied cormorant catches fish by swimming and diving underwater from the surface. Their eyes are protected by a winking membrane.

Other Information

Geographic:Australia Date:1972-01 Subjects:Pied cormorant
upright-perching water bird
Phalacrocorax
Cormorants
Pelecaniformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54440