A special nasal gland allows cormorants to fish in seawater but 'sneeze' out the salt through their nostrils.
Description: The cormorant’s body is black on top and white or rusty coloured below. In adults the white extends above the eye and the bill is yellow.
Diet: The Little Pied Cormorant is a carnivore. It eats insects as well as many aquatic animals such as fish, shrimps and crustaceans. To catch them, the cormorant dives deep under the water.
Breeding: The cormorant creates a nest of flat sticks (usually in a tree) and then lines it with green leaves. It breeds mostly in well-vegetated wetlands within its colony. Male birds often call and then bow to a female from a nest. Both parents incubate the egg and look after the young.
Did you Know?
The Little Pied Cormorant makes a low cooing during courtship.