PORT PHILLIP BAY


Little Pied Cormorant 

Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Pelecaniformes
Family:
Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:
Phalacrocorax
Species:
melanoleucos

General Description

Upper body black, underparts white. Bill yellow-brown. Body up to 55 cm long.

Biology

Little Pied Cormorants nest in colonies. They catch fish and yabbies by diving under water.

Habitat

Wetlands, including swamps and coastal bays.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Pacific Islands and Australia.

Species Group

Birds Cormorants

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)

Water Column

Above surface

Max Size

55 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Little Pied Cormorant, Phalacrocorax melanoleucos, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 19 Oct 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7971

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