Saturday, 16 March 2013

Another Little Pied Cormorant

Another non exotic waterbird; this one going for the grunge look rather than pied.

A quick search reveals this chestnut staining has been recorded by twitchers at least as far back as 1933. It's probably due to the muddy water the cormorants swim in to catch food.

To be fair most of the Little Pied Cormormants that I see, round the traps, are stained or dirty looking like this one.

Following are some details showing the face close up, as clear as I can get for now. And there is also a picture showing the wings in the sunlight.


  1. Great shots! Interesting about the colouration.

  2. What strange little faces they have. I've only ever seen the black & white.