Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) - HBW 1, p. 352
French: Cormoran pie
Spanish: Cormorán Piquicorto
Other common names: Little (Black and White) Cormorant/Shag, Little River/White-throated/Frilled Shag
Taxonomy: Hydrocorax melanoleucos Vieillot, 1817, Australasie = New South Wales.
Frequently placed in Halietor or Microcarbo. Polymorphic race brevirostris may be distinct species. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanoleucos (Vieillot, 1817) - E Indonesia to Solomon Is and New Caledonia; Australia and Tasmania; Campbell I.
- brevicauda Mayr, 1931 - Rennell I (Solomon Is).
- brevirostris Gould, 1837 - New Zealand, Stewart I.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 55 videos
Take off from water and flight (slowed to 50%) Locality West Belconnen Pond, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Stephen Wallace 14 March 2010 2 years ago 17 sec 4
Several views of a bird fishing. Locality Parc Zoologique et Forestier, Nouméa, South Province, New Caledonia (ssp melanoleucos)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2010 2 years ago 44 sec 4
A close-up of a bird drying its wings. Locality Parc Zoologique et Forestier, Nouméa, South Province, New Caledonia (ssp melanoleucos)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2010 2 years ago 20 sec 4
An individual sunning in a trunk, close to a Rufous Night-Heron. Locality Parc Zoologique et Forestier, Nouméa, South Province, New Caledonia (ssp melanoleucos)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2010 2 years ago 31 sec 4
Swimming, looking under the water, and finally diving and swimming underwater. Locality Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Robert Schaefer 20 September 2010 3 years ago 35 sec 4
An adult perched on a branch feeding a juvenile with several other juveniles perching nearby Locality Vintage Lakes, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Nick Talbot 27 December 2005 3 years ago 14 sec 4
PhotosSee all 52 photos
Bird sitting on a rock.
Locality Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Bogdan Krajewski 5 November 2009 3 years ago 3.7
Individual perched on a branch.
Locality Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 6 August 2011 2 years ago 3.6
Three birds perched on three pier posts. The one in the back is a juvenile, the other two are adults moulting into the white-thr
Locality Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand
Martin Främke 22 March 2012 51 weeks ago 3.5
Locality Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
Christian Michael Mortensen 7 February 2011 1 year ago 3.5
Adult bird perched on a buoy
Locality Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Clive Nealon 9 May 2009 2 years ago 3.5
A bird perching on a branch beside the water.
Locality Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia (ssp melanoleucos)
Nick Talbot 9 July 2011 2 years ago 3.5
Call by one bird (repeated). Locality Waimanu Lagoons, Waikanae, North Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 35 weeks ago 3
A bird making a low noise in its throat near its nest. Locality Vintage Lakes, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 23 August 2012 1 year ago 0