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Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus



Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: (Wahlberg, 1855)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace+3ce+4ace

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered since a very rapid decline in its small population has been observed on the breeding grounds as a result of human disturbance, displacement by seals, and severe food shortages. A catastrophic oil-spill in 2000 also affected some colonies. Despite the removal of cape fur seals on one island, the overall population continues to decline.



Population size: 5600

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 402,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax neglectus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/04/2017.