Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Long-tailed Cormorant (Phalacrocorax africanus) - HBW 1, p. 352

French: Cormoran africain German: Riedscharbe 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.

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