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Kaikoura, South Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 416 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/11.0, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Elsterscharbe Dutch  Bonte Aalscholver
Italian  Cormorano bianconero maggiore Spanish  Cormorán Pío


This Australian Pied Cormorant (which was photographed in New Zealand), has a narrow black line in the nape, bare orange skin in the chin and a blue eye-ring. These features distinguish it from its small version, the Little Pied. It rests, roosts and nests in trees.


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Australian Pied Cormorant adults & imm
Phalacrocorax varius
Cormoran varié

Jean-Michel PAULUS