Little Cormorant

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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 Gangadharavia Flickr.

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