Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)
Authority: (Sparrman, 1789)
Red List Category
This species is Endangered as key colonies in South Africa and Namibia have undergone rapid population declines over the past three generations. Declines are primarily believed to have been driven by collapsing epipelagic fish stocks, but the species is also susceptible to oiling and avian cholera outbreaks. This trend currently shows no sign of reversing, and immediate conservation action is required to prevent further declines.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax capensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/cape-cormorant-phalacrocorax-capensis on 10/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/06/2023.