French: Cormoran couronné German: Kronenscharbe Spanish: Cormorán coronado
Possession Island, south-west Namibia
Coasts of SW Africa from C Namibia to SW South Africa (Cape Agulhas).
c. 54 cm, male 710–880 g, female 670–780 g. Breeding adult has head, neck and most of body shiny black, with a long, erectile, shaggy crest on forecrown,... read more
Little information. Usually silent away from breeding colonies. Cackles and hisses at colony have... read more
Markedly marine, occurring in cold waters of Benguela Current; does not stray > 10 km offshore... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly slow-moving benthic prey: fish including klipfish (Clinidae), pipefish (Syngnathus), sole or loose-skinned blennies (... read more
Laying year-round, with peak in Sept–Jan, slightly later in Namibia. Forms breeding groups of up to 150 pairs, often alongside other... read more
Sedentary, with a few movements to N or E of breeding range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted to W coast of S Africa, breeding at 48 localities from Walvis Bay, Namibia, to Cape Agulhas, South... read more
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