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Microcarbo niger


Yet another find in rakaskop near Belgaum


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


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
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Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

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

Spotted for Mission

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