Reed Cormorant

Microcarbo africanus - Cormoran africain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Suliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phalacrocoracidés

  • Genus
    :

    Microcarbo

  • Species
    :

    africanus

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 80 à 90 cm.
  • Weight
    : 680 à 685 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus) is a species of bird in the Phalacrocoracidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Microcarbo africanus africanus (Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Microcarbo africanus pictilis (Madagascar)

Foreign names

  • Cormoran africain,
  • Cormorán Africano,
  • Corvo-marinho-africano,
  • Riedscharbe,
  • afrikai kárókatona,
  • Afrikaanse Dwergaalscholver,
  • Cormorano africano,
  • Långstjärtad skarv,
  • Langhaleskarv,
  • kormorán dlhochvostý,
  • kormorán dlouhoocasý,
  • Rørskarv,
  • kaislamerimetso,
  • Rietduiker,
  • corb marí africà,
  • Vatnaskarfur,
  • kormoran etiopski,
  • niedru ūdenis,
  • afriški kormoran,
  • Камышовый баклан,
  • アフリカコビトウ,
  • 长尾鸬鹚,
  • 長尾鸕鷀,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Shrub Dominated Wetlands, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha)

Geographic range

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