Reed Cormorant

The Reed Cormorant , also known as the Long-tailed Cormorant, is a bird in the cormorant family Phalacrocoracidae. It breeds in much of Africa south of the Sahara, and Madagascar. It is resident but undertakes some seasonal movements.

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Original source: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Author: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

The Reed Cormorant is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Reed Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but usually feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. It takes a wide variety of fish. It prefers small slow-moving fishes, and those with long and tapering shapes, such as mormyrids, catfishes, and cichlids. It will less frequently eat soles (which can be important in its diet locally), frogs, aquatic invertebrates, and small birds. Long-tailed Cormorant (Botswana). Long-tailed Cormorant, Source of the Nile, Uganda. More

Reed cormorant, Strandfontein Sewage Works, South Africa. Phalacrocorax africanus (Reed cormorant) Phalacrocorax africanus (Reed cormorant) Reed cormorant, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. Reed Cormorant, Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. Distribution and habitat Occurs across much of sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia south to southern Africa. More

The Reed Cormorant adult is basically all black, the wing coverts silvery-grey with black tips creating a 'checkerboard' pattern. The bill is long and slender with a hooked tip to the upper mandible. The skin at the base of the bill is yellowish, and the eyes are red. The legs and feet are black. When breeding, Reed Cormorants have a small, spiky crest of feathers on the forehead. Immature birds are dark greyish-brown above and whitish below. More

The Reed Cormorant is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Phalacrocoracidae bird family group which includes birds such as Cormorants. The description for the Reed Cormorant (Latin name Phalacrocorax africanus) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Phalacrocorax africanus can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 58 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 572. More

Birds (dv011) > Reed Cormorant (Phalacorax africanus) pair in the reeds (dv011016)Reed Cormorant (Phalacorax africanus) pair in the reeds photo Login to view Non-Watermarked image Login to add to lightbox View Nonwatermarked Comping Image Image Zoom Similar Images License Agreement Print Size Calculator Print Size Estimator License: Aspireimages Royalty-Free SizePixel Dimensioncm | inch (300dpi) Pricing Low (JPG) 679 x 1029 2.26in x 3.43in (2.0 MB)5.74cm x 8.71cm (2.0 MB)$ 75. More

reed cormorant kruger national park birds The Reed Cormorant (Latin name Phalacrocorax africanus) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 58 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 572 also a picture of the Reed Cormorant on page 576. The Reed Cormorant belongs to the family of birds classified as Phalacrocoracidae. More

Order : Pelecaniformes
Family : Phalacrocoracidae
Genus : Phalacrocorax
Species : africanus
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)