Saturday, 7 February 2009
Camera Critters, Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Australia.
Little Black Cormorant
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I might be mistaken of course, but I thought these geese were Magpie-geese and the other smaller birds were Little Black Cormorants. Magpie-geese are unmistakable birds with their black and white plumage and yellowish legs. The feet are only partially webbed, although the Magpie-goose will feed on vegetable matter in the water as well as on land. Males are larger than females. Unlike true geese, the moult is gradual, and there is no flightless period. The voice is a loud honking.
The Little Black Cormorant, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris, is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It is common in smaller rivers and lakes throughout most areas of Australia and northern New Zealand. It is around sixty centimetres long, and is all black with blue-green eyes.
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