Early morning flight for a cormorant

By AG STAFF 22 August 2014
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A lone little black cormorant takes flight through the early morning mists in the Atherton tablelands, QLD

This week’s reader photo was taken by Rob in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.

A small, slender and elegant water bird, the little black cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) has black or brownish-black plumage, which is covered in a dull, green gloss. Often seen perched on branches overhanging the water or on rocks at the water’s edge, the little black cormorant is a social species, forming small to large flocks that can sometimes be seen flying in a V formation.


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