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The Great Cormorant with the scientific name
of Phalacrocorax fuscicollis is one of the members of the cormorant family. The name cormorant is derived from the Latin word corvus marinus, which means 'sea crow'.
It is commonly seen along the inlands of the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the gregarious species found in India. So, it can be easily distinguished from the other cormorants. The quick classification of the Great cormorant is given below,
The head is black in colour. This great cormorant has white short feathers extending broadly on the rear neck and ending on the fore neck. It has short legs which are in black colour and also have emerald eyes. It has a thin and straight bill. Both male and female great cormorant look similar. But the male cormorant is slightly larger when compared to the female cormorant. The male cormorant has a larger bill than the female. The young cormorant reaches its sexual maturity at 3 to 5 years.