Warning: session_start(): Cannot start session when headers already sent in /home/birdsandme/public_html/index.php on line 4
Birds And Me | a Guide about Birds - The first step to protect nature

Loading...

WELCOME

Bird Lovers

We Are BirdsAndMe



Search More

image

This website is of bird lovers, for bird lovers, by bird lovers.

Let’s learn as well as teach others about the birds of Indian subcontinent. Every visitor here can view and learn different facets of birding such as color, size, food, habitat, behavior, English and local names, as well as the experts can share their knowledge and teach other views too.

   You can view everything about birds and birding here.

   You can search for any bird by any of the characteristics like, English name, Local name, color, size etc.

   You can upload your photographs (should not be copyrighted) as well as other information here.

CONTRIBUTORS

Top Contributors

Thank you all from the heart

  • I am not a professional photographer but I like taking pictures and I think that sometimes I take really good pictures.
    Contribute 69 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    AdminPhotographer
  • Working as IT-Head in Software company, Birding, travelling, Trekking or my fav hobby, i have been in to this Birding and birding photography from last 10 years.
    Contribute 6 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    Guru PrasadPhotographer, working in IT Firm
  • We spend 54% of our profits for helping to conserve birds. Inspire others to protect nature by joining the Contest.
    Contribute 5 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    PHOTOBIRDYi am a website
  • The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.
    Contribute 4 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    https://www.pexels.comwebsite
  • Contribute 0 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    Solanki Kalpesh
  • Unsplash has over a million free high-resolution photos. Explore these popular photo categories on Unsplash.
    Contribute 2 Photos
    Join Me On:
         
    https://unsplash.comwebsite
Prev
Next
38

CONTRIBUTORS

97

Birds Photo

235

Birds Data

BIRD INFO

Great Cormorant (Random Selection)

Scientific Name:  Phalacrocoras carbo

image

Great Cormorant  Scientific Name:  Phalacrocoras carbo

 472  Views
IDENTITY:

The great cormorant is a large black bird, but there is a wide variation in size in the species' wide range. Weight is reported to vary from 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) to 5.3 kg (12 lb). Males are typically larger and heavier than females, with the nominate race (P. c. carbo) averaging about 10% larger in linear measurements than the smallest race in Europe (P. c. sinensis). The lightest average weights cited are in Germany (P. c. sinensis), where 36 males averaged 2.28 kg (5.0 lb) and 17 females averaged 1.94 kg (4.3 lb). The highest come from Prince Edward Island in Canada (P. c. carbo), where 11 males averaged 3.68 kg (8.1 lb) and 11 females averaged 2.94 kg (6.5 lb). Length can vary from 70 to 102 cm (28 to 40 in) and wingspan from 121 to 160 cm (48 to 63 in). They are tied as the second largest extant species of cormorant after the flightless cormorant, with the Japanese cormorant averaging at a similar size. In bulk if not in linear dimensions, the Blue-eyed shag species complex of the Southern Oceans are scarcely smaller at average. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white patches on the thighs and on the throat in the breeding season. In European waters it can be distinguished from the common shag by its larger size, heavier build, thicker bill, lack of a crest and plumage without any green tinge. In eastern North America, it is similarly larger and bulkier than double-crested cormorant, and the latter species has more yellow on the throat and bill and lack the white thigh patches frequently seen on great cormorants. Great cormorants are mostly silent, but they make various guttural noises at their breeding colonies.

BASIC:

  • 80-100 cm

  • 31-0 Inch

  • black

  • gray  (Bird may have more colors)
LOCAL NAMES:
  •    দৈকলা
  •    Grand Cormoran
  •    જળ કાગડો, મોટો કાજિયો
  •    വലിയ നീർക്കാക്ക
  •    मोठा पाणकावळा
  •    ਵੱਡਾ ਜਲ ਕਾਂ
  •    महा जलकाक
  •    பெரிய நீர்க்காகம்
HABIT AND HABITED:

Flies and swims like a tyopical cormorant, see little. Usually found singly or in small groups, although sometimes joins fishing flocks of other cormorants, Gather in large numbers to breed, and often roosts communally in winter. Coastal waters, saltpans, reservoirs, lakes, and large inland lakes and rivers.

FOOD:

Great Cormorant feeds mainly on numerous kinds of fishes, but when fishing in freshwater, it also consumes crustaceans, amphibians and insects.

VOICE:

Great Cormorant utters guttural croaking at nest and roost. It is rather silent when away from the colony.

INFO:

The Great Cormorant is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It is a large black bird. Weight is 4 kg and length 100 cm with wingspan around 150 cm. It has a longish tail and yellow throat-patch. Adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. The Great Cormorant breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs OR in trees. The Great Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. A wide variety of fish are taken. Cormorants are often noticed eating eels, but this may reflect the considerable time taken to subdue an eel and position it for swallowing.




DISTRIBUTION MAP:
image
    Resident (inc. local and altitudinal migrants)
    Former range (no recent records but may still survive)
    Summer visitor (including summer monsoon)
    Winter visitor
    Passage (autumn and/or spring) visitor
    known to be occasional, scarce or erratic
    Small isolated population (actual range smaller)  
    Isolated record(s) - one or more in the same area  
 colour coded for seasonality as per coloured ranges, black denotes unspecified season
BACK TO TOP