Crowned cormorant
Appearance
Differs from Reed Cormorant by its orange-red face and throat patch (breeding plumage), longer and more pronounced erectile forehead crest, and shorter tail.
Juvenile and immature are dark brown above and differ from juvenile and immature Reed Cormorant by their shorter tail and brown (not white) underparts.
Habitat
Almost entirely marine, on islands off west coast and in estuaries and lagoons in the Western Cape.
Breeding
It breeds collonially, laying two to four eggs.
Call
Silent except for croaking sounds at breeding colonies.

Names
(en) Crowned cormorant
(sc) Microcarbo coronatus
(nl) Kroonaalscholver
(af) Kuifkopkormorant