Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Common Name: Indian Cormorant Other Name: Indian shag
Identifying Features: black body, blue eye, small head, long narrow bill ending in a hooked tip, webbed feet
- This cormorant fishes gregariously in inland rivers or large wetlands of peninsular India and northern part of Sri Lanka. It also occurs in estuaries and mangroves but not on the open coast.
- The Indian cormorant makes short dives to capture fish and a group will often fish communally, forming a broad front to drive fish into a corner.
This image was clicked by Praveen Pandian – via Flickr.
Where have you seen this bird? Let us know in the comments below. You can also share a photo of this bird clicked by you by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org