This is one of the most common of Australia's waterbirds and is at home on fresh or salt water.
Little Pied Cormorants feed on a wide variety of aquatic animals, from insects to fish. On inland streams and dams they turn to their most favoured food: yabbies (freshwater crayfish). These are caught by deep underwater dives with both feet kicking outward in unison.
(Little Pied Cormorant - Birds in Backyards).