Ranges from New Zealand's North Island, throughout Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia (but not Sumatra) and the Malay Peninsula.
Typically observed in wetlands and sheltered coastal waters, especially lakes, reservoirs, rivers, bays and inlets. The Little Black Cormorant feeds primarily on fish, and eats a higher proportion of fish than the frequently co-occurring Little Pied Cormorant, which eats more crustaceans.
Forms flocks when chasing prey, individuals leap frogging those in front. Often observed in small groups drying wings on fallen or dead trees over water. Walks with a waddling gait, but flies with strong wing beats.
Atlas of Living Australia at Phalacrocorax sulcirirostris Accessed 29 July 2020.
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