Wednesday 8 July 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday 415 - Little Pied Cormorant

Hi there - this weeks WBW is brought to you by the Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) and the number 415.  I took these pictures during a walk on a windy day in one of my local parks.  The whole C19 things is really starting to get me down - but WBW continues on!

This Little Pied Cormorant is doing the classic wing drying / heat regualtion pose shown by many birds from this group.  I am rather fond of the sharp 'hair cut' that this species of bird shows.

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  1. Very handsome bird! I like the choice of drying perch!

  2. A great bird! I have a wonderful original painting of this species by Barry Kent MacKay in my dining room.

  3. Nice setting! The cormorant looks perky even though dressed for a formal occasion.

  4. A lovely looking Cormorant Stewart Thanks for hosting, stay very safe and have a good week

  5. Certainly different from the Cormorants who live in my corner of the world.

  6. Hari OM
    I do like a cormorant or three! YAM xx

  7. I like cormorants and this is such a typical pose. Keep safe, sounds like Melbourne is not a good place to be at present!! Diane

  8. I’d love to see that cormorant, so different from the Double Crested ones here.

  9. Very cool bird! I love his pose!

  10. Hi Stewart, I like your commorant more than our commorant. Have a nice day. Greetings Caroline

  11. Hello Stewart,
    This little cormorant is really charming!
    Don't talk about that virus !!! We wanted to come back to Australia in autumn.... but no :-(

    1. Autumn in France but spring in Australia of course

  12. Oh my what a sweet and interesting bird. When I think of cormorants, I imagine the tall black double crested ones around the shores at home in Newfoundland during summer.

  13. Ciekawy ten kormoran. U nas nie ma tego gatunku. Bardzo sympatyczny!

  14. Hello Stewart
    when you dry your plumage it always looks very nice
    Regards Frank