09 November, 2009

Pygmy Cormorant

Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax pygmeus

Population Estimate: 85-180K

Range / Habitat: The largest distribution is in south-east of Europe, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Balkan countries, Turkey, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Israel, Syria

Field Notes: It has a long tail and short thick bill. Adults have small white feather tufts on the head, neck and underparts in the breeding season. Non-breeding birds have a white throat. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller and browner.
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