Crowned Cormorant Microcarbo coronatus

Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: (Wahlberg, 1855)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category

This species has a small population, and is currently estimated to be stable. However, the species faces threats from disturbance and marine pollution. If these increase, a decline could be triggered, possibly qualifying the species for a higher threat category. Therefore, it is tentatively assessed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 6200

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 215,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Microcarbo coronatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.