Phalacrocorax carbo

Phalacrocorax carbo, Lin.

1005. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 861 ; Butler, Guzerat, Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 33 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 330.

THE LARGE CORMORANT.

Length, 32 to 34; expanse, 60 ; wing, 14; tail, 7.5 ; tarsus, 2.25 ; bill at front, 2.5.

Bill brownish; irides sea-green; facial skin pale greenish ; gular pouch deep yellow ; feet black.

Back, the feathers of the back, scapulars and wing-coverts, bronze-color with black edges; face, sides of the head, and chin, white and a white spot on the thigh-coverts.

In breeding plumage the male bird assumes a lot of white hair-like feathers on the neck, very conspicuous in some examples, less so in others.

With the exception of the Deccan, whence it has not been recorded, the Large Cormorant is generally spread throughout the region. It is a permanent resident in Sind, breeding in the Eastern Narra.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Phalacrocorax carbo
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
438
Common name: 
Large Cormorant
M_ID: 
2470
M_CN: 
Great Cormorant
M_SN: 
Phalacrocorax carbo
id: 
12251

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