Size(80-100cm): It is the largest Cormorant found in India.
Area: Widespread resident over much of India.
Habitat: Lakes, rivers and other water bodies.
My two words: It is the largest of all the Cormorants found in India.
Size(60-63cm): It is a large Cormorant larger than the Little Cormorant but smaller than the Great Cormorant.
Area: Widespread over much of the region except the North and North-West.
Habitat: Several Fresh Water and Salt Water Bodies.
My two words: This specific Cormorant is found only in India, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.
This Cormorant has a bronze brown-black plumage. The Breeding Plumage is metallic black with distinctive short white-tufts. The non-breeding plumage is browner and the bird develops a yellow patch of bare skin around the throat.
Size(48-52cm): As the name suggests, it is the smallest Cormorant that can be found in India.
Area: Widespread resident over much of the region except the Trans-Himalayas
Habitat: Lakes, ponds, river and estuaries. Basically any water body.
My two words: A very common sighting across much of India. Can be easily spotted around any water source where there is enough to fish for and live.
Cormorants are medium to large sized fishers. All the 3 species of Cormorants that are found in India are dark coloured. Some species have coloured facial skin. The Great Cormorant has yellow and a white gular patch, the chin is yellow with a patch of white skin after yellow.