Thursday, December 27, 2012

great cormorant in nepal

The Great Cormorant is a black cloured widespread seabird and also found nearby lakes and river. It has a long tail and yellow patch in throat. The Great Cormorant nests on cliffs or trees made up of twigs, seaweed and plant leftovers in colonial manner. The Great Cormorant are good swimmers and can dive limited depths for about 20-30 seconds. It has been known to swallow small pebbles to make the dive easier. Their feathers are not waterproof, so they stretch out their wings to dry them off. It can live around 23 years. During breeding season 3 - 4 eggs are laid in a clutch. Both parents incubate eggs and take care of their offsprings. They are seen in Koshi Tappu of Nepal.
Common Name:great cormorant, Jalewa, जलेवा
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo
Weight: 2600–3700 grams
Color: black cloured, long tail and yellow throat-patch
Length: 84–90 cms

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