Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be moderately small to large, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Delany and Scott (2006) estimate the population to be 30,000 individuals.
The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the extent of threats to the species.
Shooting of Indian Cormorants for food occurs at some locations, and was previously frequent at Tonle Sap, but improved protection of the site has greatly reduced the incidence.
Text account compilers
Bennett, S., Ekstrom, J., Fjagesund, T., Butchart, S., Martin, R.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax fuscicollis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/indian-cormorant-phalacrocorax-fuscicollis on 29/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/09/2023.