This little shag just alighted right in front of me while I was walking across a dam. Nicely posed for the camera for about 5 minutes, and asked to be uploaded into Redbubble! Who was I to say no?
Shot taken in Wellington, New Zealand
The Little Pied Cormorant, Little Shag or Kawaupaka (Microcarbo melanoleucos) is a common Australasian waterbird, found around the coasts, islands, estuaries, and inland waters of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and around the islands of the south-western Pacific and the sub-Antarctic. It is a small short-billed cormorant usually black above and white below with a yellow bill and small crest, although a mostly black white-throated form predominates in New Zealand.
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