- Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
63 cm (24¾ in)
- White neck plumes
- Whitish throat
- Silver wing coverts
- Long tail
- Slender bill
Sexes are similar; non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner and lack the neck plumes.
Freshwater and marine wetlands, including lakes, rivers and mangroves.
The clutch consists of 3-6 eggs which are laid from July to February. They nest in trees.
Diet includes a wide variety of fish. They mainly feed by pursuit-diving and can dive to considerable depths, but usually feeds in more shallow water in groups.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
- The Beauty of Birds.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Indian Cormorant. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 21 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Indian_Cormorant
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