Pygmy cormorant (Microcarbo pygmaeus).
This is a bird from the Cormorant family – interesting waterfowl.
Its plumage is black and brown, with both sexes being virtually indistinguishable.
Body length: 50 cm. Wingspan: 85 cm.
Cormorant inhabits the coasts of the Azov, Aral and Caspian Sea, Asia Minor and the Middle East.
It inhabits freshwater and semi-saline ponds with abundant vegetation.
The cormorant feeds on fish.