Do I look like the blue bird of happiness!!!??? by shortshooter-Al

Do I look like the blue bird of happiness!!!??? by 

A little pied cormorant at Lake Ginninderra in Canberra Australia. I stole the title from a funny photo someone sent me. Thank you someone!.
I like these little guys but they always look sad about something.
The Little Pied Cormorant is a small cormorant measuring 56–58 cm (22–23 in) with a shorter 3 cm (1.25 in) bill and longer tail than the Little Black Cormorant; it has a small black crest. It is found in two morphs in New Zealand. Subspecies melanoleucos and brevicauda are found only in a pied morph, black (with a slight green tinge) above and white beneath. This is also found in subspecies brevirostris, but in this form the melanistic morph is much more common. In this form the entire plumage is black with a greenish tinge except for the sides of the head, chin, throat and upper neck; the bill is yellow with black on top. Intermediate forms are also found.1


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Denzil
    Denzilover 3 years ago

    I sometimes have a couple of these cranky looking chaps on my dam! Great title – captured their personality perfectly:)

  • Thank you kindly Den.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 3 years ago

    He is very CUTE

  • Thanks a lot Julie!

    – shortshooter-Al

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 3 years ago

    hehehe! Love it mate! Great capture, and the title so fitting – lol!

  • Many thanks Baz. I’m glad you like it Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Thanks heaps for the fav too Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    lol!!! great capture!!! georgie

  • Thank you Georgie. The fav is much appreciated too.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    Love it Al ..great title too !!

  • Hi Gail! Thanks for the comment and fav Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    NOPE! You look like Al is going to shoot you! LOL! You crazy man Al! :PP

    Nice shot my friend!

    Gabe :)

  • LOL. Thanks muchly Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Not exactly, but you have your own charm, albeit verging on melancholy…. A great shot of an interesting bird, Al.

  • Thanks very much Sheila.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    He may look a little sad Al bit he is gorgeous, Super detail and exposure in your capture mate, top job.

  • Thank you Mark for the great comment and the fav. Both are much appreciated.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 3 years ago

    Hes so sweet gorgeous shot :)

  • Hi Angie! Thanks for commenting and faving Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

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