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Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Photo © by Peter Day
Laratinga Wetlands, Adelaide, South Australia, August 2016
Photo © by RMD
Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia


Black, greenish sheen to back and a slender grey hooked bill.


Australia, Borneo, Java, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Palau and New Zealand.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Freshwater wetlands



Diet consists mostly of fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects.


They nest in colonies, often on the fringes of heron or ibis colonies. They have a large stick nest in the fork of a tree or on the ground. Both sexes share nest-building, incubation and feeding of the young.


Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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