Bird and bat banding

Frequently asked questions

ABBBS Database Search: Phalacrocorax varius (Pied Cormorant)

Scientific NamePhalacrocorax varius
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded69664
First BandedSeptember 1957
Last BandedJanuary 2011

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries2006
Recovered Only Once1947
Distinct Recoveries1976
Most Frequent Resighting3 times
First RecoveryJanuary 1958
Last RecoveryNovember 2008

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 58 km Maximum: 1188 km
Band 13039678, banded in March 1973 at LAKE MENINDEE, NSW (-32 deg 23 min, 142 deg 19 min). Recovered at REDCLIFFE: BROUGHT IN BY DOG, QLD (-27 deg 13 min, 153 deg 6 min) after moving 1188 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed Time Average: 1 year 4.4 months Maximum: 20 years 8.4 months
Band 13094403, banded in May 1970 at LITTLE GOOSE ISLAND PT VICTORIA, SA (-34 deg 27 min, 137 deg 22 min). Recovered after 20 years 8.4 months at POINT TURTAN YORKE PENINSULA, SA (-34 deg 56 min, 137 deg 21 min) in January 1991 after moving 54 km. Recovery method: FOUND BEACHWASHED OR FLOATING IN SEA OR FRESHWATER Recovery status: WAS SKELETON/DRIED OUT CORPSE, BAND REMOVED.


This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.