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Indian Cormorant

Indian Cormorant - Photograph by Ron Saldino

Scientific name is (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis). This bird, also called Indian Shag, is a locally common breeding resident. It is found in wetlands of Haryana. It is a large, dark water bird with a long, hooked bill, long thin neck and long tail. It is often seen with its wings spread in order to dry them.

Order: CICONIIFORMES    Family: Phalacrocoracidae    Size: 63 cm    Local Name: Pan Kowwa    Wingspan: 60 inches

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