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Birds

Little
Cormorant

Least Concern

Unknown

Little Cormorant

Microcarbo niger

The Little Cormorant is a black duck-like water bird with longish stiff tail, slender, compressed bill, sharply hooked at tip. A small white patch on the throat. Seen in singles or flocks at water-bodies or perching upright on rock or trees near water-bodies. Food : Exclusively fish.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    পানী কাউৰী
  • Gujarati:
    નાનો જળ કાગડો, નાનો કાજિયો
  • Hindi:
    छोटा पनकौवा, जोग्राबी
  • Kannada:
    ಪುಟ್ಟ ನೀರುಕಾಗೆ
  • Malayalam:
    ചെറിയ നീർക്കാക്ക
  • Marathi:
    छोटा पाणकावळा
  • Oriya:
    ପାଣିକୁଆ
  • Sanskrit:
    लघु जलकाक
  • Tamil:
    சின்ன நீர்க்காகம்
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Taxanomy

SULIFORMES
PHALACROCORACIDAE
Microcarbo niger

Quick Facts
  • Feathers of these are not water proof as they lack oil glands therefore they dry themselves by keeping their wings open.
Little Cormorant

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