The Neerkakka ( Malyalam), The Sea Crow ( a literal translation into English), Little Cormorant ( Common English name), Phalacrocorax niger graces the banks of the River Neyyar at Poovar. Kerala, India.

Have written at length on the Region in previous blogs this week and thus will not submerge you with more details.

Simply enjoy these Birds in their natural habitat in the pictures that follow.

all alone
Green Water

If you compare them to Cormorants I had posted about on the River Chambal you will discern the difference between them as well.

Are two of them the  Parents of the Solitary  Juvenile in the picture above?

Observe the abundance and variation in Flora, much of which grows out of the fresh river waters.

three on a branch
Birds of a feather….

Is the little one looking back to see if it is left all alone ? Is there a predator lurking below the calm tranquil waters ?

The Juvenile Little Cormorant has a brownish plumage and it needs a few more months before it acquires the majestic Glossy Black Colour (the dark colour gives the species the name niger) of it’s Parents.

looking behind
Am I all Alone ???

The pictures above  highlight the Enchanting  Waterworld and one of the several Species of Birds that are native to the region.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

14 thoughts on “THE SEA CROW”

  1. I have spent most of my life in a region of the US with plentiful rivers and near one of the largest freshwater lakes in our country. So I am very familiar with the double crested cormorants that we’re common in that area, and I appreciate the fact that your photos are helping me learn about cormorant species in India. There is so much interesting wildlife that can be found along healthy rivers.

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