Bird watching from the ferry

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Subject: Bird watching from the ferry
From: Kiran Krishna <>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 20:25:13 +1100 (EST)
Hello all,

   While I was looking for Little Penguins from the Manly ferry today, I
did come across one interesting species - the little black cormorant. I am
informed by Slaters that the little black is rarely found in unsheltered
marine situation, as this was. I am fairly sure of the identification
however, since the neck of the bird was unmistakeable, and its colour and
size would disqualify either of the Pied cormorants and the great
cormorant (respectively). I am not so sure about the Male darter, but to
my eye, the shape of the two seem quite different. I have also never in
the field confused these two species, although I got much better views
of them then. Is it still likely to be the darter or was this one of those
rare times that the Cormorant did venture out to sea?


Kiran Krishna
3rd yr physics
(Falkiner High Energy Physics)
University of Sydney
NSW 2006


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