271. Phalacrocorax javanicus

271. Phalacrocorax javanicus.

THE LITTLE CORMORANT.

Jograbi, India; Niru-kahi (Telugu); Nir-kakam, Ceylon.

Male 19" to 22". Legs black. Bill brown. Feathers black, edged brown. Scapulars and wing-coverts dark silvery grey. Chin white.— In summer: Short crest and white triangle on crown. Chin, throat, and below black. India, Ceylon, Burma, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. Common in India. Three to five eggs (1.76 x 1.16).

Also P. africanus. 22". Similar to P. javanicus, but feathers of back and scapulars ash, with a black spot at tip. Africa south of 29 1/2° N. lat., Madagascar.

P. melanoleucus. 23". Chin, throat, and below white. Australia, Tanging to New Zealand, New Guinea, the Moluccas, and Pelew Islands.

P. brevirostris. 22". Chin, throat, and sometimes the foreneck white, rest of under parts black. New Zealand and Chatham Islands.

P. pygmaeus. 22". Chin and throat reddish brown, rest of under parts black. C. and S. Europe, N. Africa, S.W. and C. Asia.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
271. Phalacrocorax javanicus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
271
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
236
Common name: 
Little Cormorant
M_ID: 
2435
M_CN: 
Little Cormorant
M_SN: 
Microcarbo niger
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13091

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