adult; whitish breast; black body; yellow on face (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

White-breasted Cormorant
Phalocrocorax lucidus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: inhabits both salt- and freshwater; turquoise iris; breast white or sometimes washed in pink; this species is also unusual among cormorants in that juveniles are all-white (rather than brownish) underneath; nests in colonies.

adult in flight (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

frontal view; yellow at base of bill visible here (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

dorsal view; long tail; scaly-looking back (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

greenish eye; hooked bill-tip as in all cormorants (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

perched on a rocky shore (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

juvenile; entirely white underparts (South Africa; 2007-07-05)

dorsal view; mottled brown back; dark wings and tail (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pair on nest; note the green irises (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pair on nest; note the gular pouches (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

pair on nest (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

courtship posture (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

posing for a body portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)