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Black Beauty

A black beauty resting on Manly Pier.

A black beauty resting on Manly Pier.

It has been a while since we featured animal species that we found in our wanderings.

After a thorough search on the black beauty we saw resting on one of the pier post in Manly, we finally came to feature it.

The seabird, covered with shiny black feather and dotted with bits of white spots, is the Little Black Cormorant. Its lustrous feather coat is impressive and beautiful, making it stood out with the rest of the seabirds.

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Little Black Cormorant

Little Black Cormorant

 

These species of birds are found throughout Australia mostly found in freshwater everglades.  However, they also seek refuge in areas where water is abundant such as coastal shores. They feed on fish and other aquatic creatures like insects by diving to the water and catching its prey through its webbed-feet.

Enjoy our photos of it and be captivated by its black beauty!

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Discussion

6 thoughts on “Black Beauty

  1. Gorgeous bird. The title of your post is perfect for this bird.

    Posted by DONNA | January 30, 2013, 5:11 PM
  2. She is beautiful! Like her feathers very much.

    Posted by Hazel | February 3, 2013, 2:44 PM
  3. Those feather markings are exquisite

    Posted by pommepal | February 6, 2013, 5:11 PM

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