Characteristics: A large dark seabird with a long neck and a powerful straight hook tipped bill. In breeding season the throat and thighs are white.

Habitat: Nests around the coast on rocky islands and cliffs but also on man made buildings. In Winter they disperse around the coast moving inland to estuaries and large lakes.

Habits: Spends much of its time sitting on posts or buoys over the water, often with wings outstretched. Dives from the surface for fish. Sometimes known as ducky divers.