Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Microcarbo pygmaeus Common name Pygmy Cormorant
Population name South-west Asia
Breeding range SW & Central Asia Non-breeding range SW Asia, Caspian
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 5,000 5,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 5,000 5,000 [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 25,000 100,000 [R579]
WPE 4 0 0 25,000 100,000 [R579]
WPE 5 1996 1996 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 4 1996 1996 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 5 1996 1996 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R579]
CSR 6 1990 2006 70,000 115,000 Expert opinion [S8467] [R1392] [R63]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 1990 2000 INC Reasonable [R1392]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 50
WPE 2 1997 50
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1392 - Kreuzberg-Mukhina, E. 2008. Distribution and population trends of pygmy cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus in central Asia, with particular reference to the Republic of Uzbekistan. Podoces, 3, 53-66.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8467 - Kreuzberg-Mukhina (2008) estimated the Central Asian population at 15,000-25,000 pairs. Another 8,200-12,400 pairs in AM and AZ (BirdLife International, 2004).
  • S8906 - See CSR6 and Sheldon (2017)



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