The bird in this photo looks large, but according to my references it is a Little Pied Cormorant. Well, it’s certainly pied, and it’s a Cormorant. But, little?
If experts are to be believed, the Little Pied Cormorants and Little Black Cormorants are the only representatives of their species that inhabit the local river and wetlands.
Whatever its name, it’s still an elegant and eye-catching addition to the local scene.