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Birds

Indian
Cormorant

Least Concern

Unknown

Indian Cormorant

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

The Indian cormorant or Indian shag (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) is a member of the cormorant family. It is found mainly along the inland waters of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a gregarious species that can be easily distinguished from the similar sized little cormorant by its blue eye, small head with a sloping forehead and a long narrow bill ending in a hooked tip.

Indian Shag

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    কৈলাঙী
  • Bengali:
    দেশি পানকৌড়ি
  • Gujarati:
    કાળો જળ કાગડો
  • Malayalam:
    കിന്നരി മീൻകാക്ക
  • Marathi:
    भारतीय पाणकावळा
  • Tamil:
    கொண்டை நீர்க்காகம்
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Taxanomy

SULIFORMES
PHALACROCORACIDAE
Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Indian Cormorant

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