Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo - Grand Cormoran

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phalacrocoracidés

  • Genus
    :

    Phalacrocorax

  • Species
    :

    carbo

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 100 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 130 à 160 cm.
  • Weight
    : 2000 à 2500 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) is a species of bird in the Phalacrocoracidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Phalacrocorax carbo carbo (ne USA and e Canada to w Europe)
  • Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis (c Europe to India and China)
  • Phalacrocorax carbo hanedae (Japan)
  • Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus (nw Africa)
  • Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae (Australia and New Zealand)

Foreign names

  • Grand Cormoran,
  • Cormorán Grande,
  • Corvo-marinho,
  • Kormoran,
  • Kárókatona,
  • Aalscholver,
  • Cormorano comune,
  • Storskarv,
  • Storskarv,
  • kormorán veľký,
  • kormorán velký,
  • Skarv,
  • merimetso,
  • corb marí gros,
  • Dílaskarfur,
  • kormoran (zwyczajny),
  • jūras krauklis, ūdenis,
  • kormoran,
  • Большой баклан,
  • Pecuk-padi besar,
  • カワウ,
  • 普通鸬鹚,
  • นกกาน้ำใหญ่,
  • 普通鸕鷀,

Voice song and cries

Grand Cormoran
adult post breeding

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes

Geographic range

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