Cormorant at Healesville Sanctuary Australia.
Cormorants and shags are medium-to-large seabirds. They range in size from the Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus), at as little as 45 cm (18 in) and 340 g (12 oz), to the Flightless Cormorant majority, including nearly all Northern Hemisphere species, have mainly dark plumage, but some Southern Hemisphere species are black and white, and a few (e.g. the Spotted Shag of New Zealand) are quite colourful. coloured in the breeding season.
The Great Cormorant is mainly black except for some white and yellow on the face. There is a small white patch on each thigh during summer. The bill is grey and the legs and feet are black. Juveniles are similar to adults but are dark brown.
Great Cormorants are found in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia. In Australia it is most common in the south-east and south-west areas.
D300. Nikkor: 70-200mm, VRII, ED 2.8
fl200mm, 1/180s @ F/6.7, ISO: 200