A widely distributed cormorant species in India. They can seen in water bodies either swimming or basking with their wings wide open.
They breed between July to February depending on the rainfall. They are voracious fish eaters. Sometimes a group of these birds drive the fishes to a corner and hunt.
The Indian Cormorant or Indian Shag is a member of the cormorant family. It is found mainly along the inland waters of the Indian Subcontinent but extending west to Sind and east to Thailand and Cambodia. It is a gregarious species that can be easily distinguished from the similar sized Little Cormorant by its blue eye, small head with a sloping forehead and a long narrow bill ending in a hooked tip.