Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis

Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis

The Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) is a threatened species of cormorant that is endemic to the Persian Gulf and the south-east coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Since 2000, this species has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, on the grounds of its small number of breeding localities and ongoing rapid decline. The decline is caused by coastal development, disturbance and marine pollution near its nesting colonies;

Reference : Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) VU : Vulnerable


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