Socotra Cormorant

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The Socotra cormorant – Phalacrocorax nigrogularis, is a large surface diving marine species of Type – seabird endemic to the coasts of the Arabian Gulf, the NW Indian Ocean, Arabia and Socotra island. It is a member of the Family Phalacrocoracidae and the Order Suliformes. It nests colonially on isolated islands, up to 10’s of thousands at a time, see the video below.

Type - seabird - colonial breeder, nests on the ground, but also forms gregarious flocks for feeding and roosting,
Summer Habitat - isolated flat islands,
Winter Habitat - inshore waters,

Order..: Suliformes
Family.: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus..: Phalacrocorax

Species: Phalacrocorax nigrogularis
Socotra cormorant - Species - ebird.org
Socotra cormorant - Species Sheet - wikipedia.org
Socotra cormorant - Species - ead.gov.ae
Socotra cormorant - Bahrain Bird Report - 
Socotra cormorant - Range and Calls - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Socotra cormorant - Images - google.ae
Socotra cormorant - Video - youtube.com
Socotra cormorant - Species Fact Sheet - birdlife.org

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