Long-tailed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus) - HBW 1, p. 352
French: Cormoran africain
Spanish: Cormorán Africano
Other common names: Reed Cormorant
Taxonomy: Pelecanus africanus Gmelin, 1789, Africa.
Often includes P. coronatus as race. Frequently placed in Halietor or Microcarbo. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- africanus (Gmelin, 1789) - Africa S of Sahara.
- pictilis Bangs, 1918 - Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A close-up of a bird, showing its red eye Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp africanus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 27 sec 4.7
An immature alert and flying away Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda (ssp africanus)
Josep del Hoyo 26 August 2006 6 years ago 34 sec 4.7
A bird drying its plumage Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp africanus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 48 sec 4.6
waiting for a fish Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp africanus)
Daniêl Jimenez 5 January 2012 1 year ago 35 sec 4.5
drying his wings Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp africanus)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 December 2011 1 year ago 30 sec 4.4
An immature sitting on a dead branch Locality Hora Crater Lake, Ethiopia (ssp africanus)
Keith Blomerley 7 April 2002 5 years ago 9 sec 4.4
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Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 4 July 2012 1 year ago 4.5
Perching on a pole between swims.
Locality Sun City and Lost City, North West Province, South Africa (ssp africanus)
David Cook Wildlife Photo... 9 October 2012 10 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Mombasa, Kenya (ssp africanus)
Kevin B Agar 15 February 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Bird moulting plumage
Locality Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Rafael Merchante 29 May 2013 15 weeks ago 4.2
Sunbathing on a submerged tree in a large lake.
Locality Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa (ssp africanus)
Robert Erasmus 17 August 2010 3 years ago 4.2
A juvenile near the White Nile.
mohammmmad alamin khogaly... 49 weeks ago 4.1
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