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Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Javanese Cormorant, Javan Cormorant, Pygmy Cormorant
Old scientific name(s): Halietor niger, Microcarbo niger


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 © Dave Behrens  Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Dec, 2002 © Dave Behrens  India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - 2001 © Leif Gabrielsen 
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India and se. Asia;
S. Pakistan, India (Keoladeo Ghana, Rajasthan and Jedanthangal, Madras), Sri Lanka (Parakrama Samudra Reservoir near Polonnaruwa), Nepal (Tarai), Bangladesh, sw. China (Hong Kong, w. Yunnan, s. Kwangsi, s. Kwangtung), Burma, Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, Indochina (s. Vietnam in the Mekong Delta), n. Java (Pulau Rambut, Pulau Dua and Solo Delta regions) and Borneo (formerly).
Winter visitor to Sumatra. Wanders irregularly to Afghanistan, Malaya and the Greater Sundas.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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