Great Cormorant

(Phalacrocorax carbo)
Christina Port

Best Times/ Seasons

All year round.


The Great Cormorant is found commonly around estuaries and coastal inlets. They will live in areas that have permanent water across most of Australia.


The Great Cormorant will predominantly feed on fish. However, they will also eat crustaceans, aquatic insects and frogs.

Other Information

The Great Cormorant will breed all year round in colonies typically consisting of 2000 birds. They are also fantastic swimmers capable of staying underwater for up to one minute.


Last updated : Thu 27 Jun 2019