Phalacrocorax carbo.

Phalacrocorax carbo.

Pelecanus carbo Linn,, Syst. Nat., 10th ed., i, p. 133 (1758).

Type-locality: Sweden.

This species has been much split up into various races by different systematists and our Indian bird was separated by Mathews as P. carbo indicus in 1915 on account of its supposed difference in size. I can, however, see no difference between birds from India, the Indo-Chinese countries and China and retain them all under the name P. carbo sinensis, which differs from the European bird in its smaller size as well as in minor details of gloss and colour.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Phalacrocorax carbo.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
277
M_ID: 
2470
M_CN: 
Great Cormorant
M_SN: 
Phalacrocorax carbo
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
5098

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