Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis

Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3ce+4bce; B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small range, which is suspected to be undergoing a continuous and rapid decline, largely because of infrastructure and residential development, disturbance at its nesting colonies, exploitation, and marine oil pollution.

Population size: 220000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,650,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax nigrogularis. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.