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PIED CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax varius)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Pied cormorant

Vagrant. Three records. Two birds were seen by John Waugh in April 1978 (Lindsey 1979). Seen by D.N. McDonald in early April 2001 (Birds Australia data). This species was also recorded for the Group in the Second Edition of the RAOU Checklist (RAOU 1926), though Hindwood (1940) could find no basis for the record.

In October 2012 five of these birds arrived and have stayed on until December 2012 (Hutton and others). They often roost on shingle bank at North Bay, or rocks offshore from Soldiers creek (south end) or The Far Rocks.

 

 
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