Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Phalacrocoracidae
Scientific name Microcarbo melanoleucos Common name Little Pied Cormorant
Population name melanoleucos
Breeding range S Australia, New Caledonia Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes Marchant & Higgins (1990) considers this species to be monotypic.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 2003 2003 25,000 1,000,000 [S3300] [R341]
WPE 5 2004 2004 10,000 100,000 Best guess [S6337] [R341] [R484]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea [T5253]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1000

References

  • R341 - Jaensch, Roger, August 2005. Detailed data and notes on numbers and distribution of waterbirds in Australia, updated from Jaensch, 2003, and derived from more than 90 Australian sources including Wetlands International, Birds Australia and Jaensch, 2003,
  • R484 - National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales. Database of aerial surveys of eastern third of Australia, flown over 12 bands/transects, annually in October from 1983 to present.

Notes

  • S3300 - 344: Estimate for whole of Australia (both forms) 100,000 - 1,000,000. 42: New Caledonia estimate 2,000-5,000 and increasing.
  • S6337 - Estimate based on reassessment of previous information, low numbers in aerial surveys and consideration of how use of abundant small wetlands probably means that overall numbers are underestimated.
  • T5253 - Information suggests fluctuations and possible long-term decline but this requires confirmation.



Copyright Wetlands International 2012

Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on