Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus


del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Sargatal, J. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Delany, S.; Scott, D. 2006. Waterbird population estimates. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Iguchi, K., Tanaka, H., Shinagawa, T., Tsuruta, T., Natsumeda, T, Konish, K. and Abe, S. 2015. Differing Wariness for Approaching Humans among Cormorant Migrants Advancing into Rural or Urban Habitats. Journal of Agricultural Science 7(11): 180-188.

Kameda, K. and Tsuboi, J. 2013. Cormorants in Japan: Population development, conflicts and management. EU Cormorant Platform.

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BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax capillatus. Downloaded from on 21/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/09/2020.