Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax niger Common Name: Little Cormorant Other Name: Javanese cormorant
Identifying Features: all black body, dark webbed feet, males larger than females in size
- Little cormorants tend to forage mainly in small loose groups and are often seen foraging alone. They swim underwater to capture their prey, mainly fish.
- Male also provides food to the female in courtship feeding. Both parents take part in building the nest, which is a platform of sticks placed on trees and sometimes even on coconut palms.
This image was clicked by Sandeep Gangadhara – via Flickr.
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