Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Microcarbo
Family: Phalacrocoridae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
africanus
NOTES

A long-tailed cormorant to about 60 cm. It has a crest during the breeding season but this is almost absent during the rest of the year. The bill is short. A common resident which eats fish and frogs.


AUTHORITY
(Gmelin, 1789)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The belly is off-white in immature birds and pale with dark blotches in adults
Colour: Black
Notes: The underparts are white in adult birds
Colour: White
Common Name
Reed cormorant
Rietduiker
Cormorant
Long tailed cormorant
Habitat
NOTES: Often seen perching on jetties
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Phalacrocorax africanus
Anhinga nana
Plotus nanus



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