Imperial Cormorant Phalacrocorax atriceps

  • Order: Suliformes
  • Family: Phalacrocoracidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Agustina Gómez Laich


Conservation Status

The Imperial Cormorant is listed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

Inappropriate guano extraction can directly affect Imperial Cormorant populations. Fishing activities can also affect this species, as Imperial Cormorants can be entangled in fishing nests. Hydrocarbon spills also can affect this species.

Recommended Citation

Gómez Laich, A. (2012). Imperial Cormorant (Phalacrocorax atriceps), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.