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Indian Cormorant

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Description:

This medium sized bronze brown cormorant is scalloped in black on the upper plumage, lacks a crest and has a small and slightly peaked head with a long narrow bill that ends in a hooked tip. The eye is blue and bare yellow facial skin during the non-breeding season. Breeding birds have a short white ear tuft. In some plumages it has a white throat but the white is restricted below the gape unlike in the much larger Great Cormorant. Sexes are similar, but non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner.

Habitat:

around water bodies like lakes

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adrika.2612
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adrika.2612

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Oct 4, 2012
Submitted on Oct 4, 2012

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