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 is listed as Near Threatened owing to its small population, which is thought 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 (it almost qualifies for listing under criterion C1).

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 (2018) Species factsheet: Microcarbo coronatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/11/2018.