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LITTLE CORMORANT

Microcarbo niger

Description:

Yet another find in rakaskop near Belgaum

Habitat:

It forages singly or sometimes in loose groups in lowland freshwater bodies including small ponds, large lakes, streams and sometimes coastal estuaries.

Notes:

The Little Cormorant is a member of the Cormorant family of seabirds. Slightly smaller than the Indian Cormorant it lacks a peaked head and has a shorter beak. It is found widely distributed across the Indian Subcontinent and extending east to Java where it is sometimes called the Javanese Cormorant.

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Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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