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Little Cormorant

Phalacrocorax niger

Description:

Black bird, probably about 1/4 - 1/3 of a meter tall when standing. Yellow-orange legs.

Habitat:

Spotted beside a river behind the Taj Mahal. Sunny and dry area (besides the river, of course) in February.

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2 Comments

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 8 years ago

Pretty sure you got it with the Little Cormorant. Thanks!

avesjohn
avesjohn 8 years ago

At this distance, it's hard to be sure, but this looks to be either an Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) or a Little Cormorant (P. niger). The only other cormorant in the area, Great Cormorant (P. carbo), is much larger and thicker-headed. With the pale underparts, this is likely a juvenile; adults are uniform blackish, save the coloring of the bare skin and feathers of the face.

Curator of Good
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Curator of Good

India

Spotted on Feb 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 27, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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