Other Names: Great Black Cormorant, Black Cormorant, Large Cormorant, Black Shag.
Distribution: temperate and tropical coasts worldwide, excluding South America.
Size: 77-94 cm in length with a 121-149 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Adults are black with a white throat and yellow chin pouch; while breeding they have white flank patches. Juveniles are dull brown, with a dusky neck and white coloration on the belly. The bill is yellow and the legs and eyes are black.