Cormorant, Great


Name: Cormorant, Great

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax carbo

Type: Cormorant

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 90cm

Conservation status:

Winter Visitor


Large waterbird with a powerful bill, swims low in the water and often perches with wings outstretched. In breeding plumage glossy black with white feathering on nape and neck and white thigh patch. Adults in winter retain white chin and throat patch unlike the Socotra cormorant. Juveniles browner with brownish-white or dirty white underparts. or white bleach bung on the lower parts.