Cormorant


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Winter visitor and migrant, breeder in some spots plus summering birds that do not actually breed. 

ABUNDANCE
Common. Rare as a breeder (c. 30 pairs).

HABITAT
Reservoirs, rivers, ponds, cattle-drinking pools and wide stretches of some rivers.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Seen all year, numbers peaking at passage times (September and March) and good numbers during the winter. 

DISTRIBUTION
Turns up on all the Sierra Morena reservoirs although it is commonest on the backed-up stretches of the River Guadalquivir, Melonares Reservoir and Aracena Reservoir. Precisely in the latter spot a breeding colony established itself in 2010; this is one of the few breeding spots found to date in Andalusia; at least six pairs were counted in 2010 and 24 in 2011.

COMMENTS
This bird, unknown to older locals, is one of the biggest beneficiaries of reservoir construction; it is currently increasing in numbers and spreading to new territories, both here and in Europe as a whole. Witness the fact that the very first Sierra Morena Sevillana records date only from 1986. There are some records of ringed birds, for example a bird ringed as a chick in Denmark in 2001 wintered on the River Jándula in 2004 and 2005; a German bird was found dead in 1994 on a pool in Cazalla de la Sierra.