This bird is similar to Phalacrocorax varius, but is smaller in overall size and the bill is much shorter and lacks the orange- yellow face patch found on P. varius.
The upper body of this bird is black, whilst the underside of the body is white, the bill is yellow and the web feet are black. This bird is often found in large flocks particularly where food is abundant however is commonly found feeding alone.
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What habitats does Microcarbo melanoleucos live in?
This species can be found in wetlands, including swamps, coastal bays and lakes in both fresh and salt water
What is the distribution of Microcarbo melanoleucos?
Native to Australia this species is found in all states and territories but can also be found in New Zealand and Indonesia and other pacific islands
How big does Microcarbo melanoleucos grow?
Body can grow up to around 55cm in length
This does not mean that it cannot be found locally, just that I have not been able to verify records at the time this species was added to the database.
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