Little Pied Cormorant at lakeside

The Little Pied Cormorant is found in most aquatic environments. It is a small cormorant that grows to around 55-60 centimetres. 

The Little Pied Cormorant is a benthic and solitary feeder that will dive for up to 20 seconds for prey. It feeds on crustaceans, fish, eels and insect larvae. 

During the breeding season, a platform nest of sticks lined with leaves is built close to other water birds, where 3-5 pale blue eggs are laid.