Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52495

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:Phalacrocorax
Genus species:Phalacrocorax niger

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:51 cm
Identification:The little cormorant is mostly black with white plumes on the forecrown and sides of the head. It has a slender, hooked bill and a white throat patch.
Habitat:Inland and coast waters
Diet:Carnivore: fish
Reproduction:Reproductive behavior varies by a population's location. Nesting is done in mixed colonies, with each female laying 4-5 eggs.
Little cormorants are usually found singly or in flocks.
Behavior:Flocks will sometimes hunt together.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1974-01 Subjects:upright-perching water bird
Little cormorant
Javanese cormorant
Phalacrocorax
Cormorants
Pelecaniformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata