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Socotra Cormorant

Phalacrocorax nigrogularis


Juv. bird. The Socotra Cormorant is an uncommon dispenser in and around Kuwait, but he has bred here. His status is considered Vulnerable by Birdlife International (threatened by others), due to the fact that they only breed on 9 locations in the Gulf area. 13 breeding Sites have disappeared due to us humans and our greed for more coastal regions to live in. This species is approx 80cm tall with a Wingspan of 120-150cm, blackish, with a bronze sheen on its back and wings. He lacks the white face patch and the white throat that the Great Cormorant sports.


Sorry for the crappy photo. Taken with my P&S at the time and the only time I saw one of these. Kuwait 2007

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Madīnat al-Kuwayt - مدينة الكويت, Kuwait

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2011

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