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Little Cormorant

Shot taken at Shinai Lake, Dist. Kachchh, Gujarat.

Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) is a widespread resident in India. Size: 51 cm.

In the breeding season, Little Cormorants are glossy black with a few white head plumes. Non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner with a white throat patch. Sexes similar. Little Cormorant can dive to considerable depths to catch fish. After feeding it perches atop a rock or low branch to dry its feathers with the wings outstretched. Little Cormorants breed in freshwater wetlands and on coasts. Clutch size: 3-5 eggs.(Source www.birding.in/birds/Pelecaniformes/Phalacrocoracidae/lit…

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