WHITE-BREASTED CORMORANT
 (OR GREAT CORMORANT)

(Phalocrocorax [carbo] lucidus)

The White-breasted Cormorant has previously been considered
 a sub-species of the Great Cormorant (Phalocrocorax carbo)

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Roberts VI / VII 55 / 427
Clements 2000 17.0051
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
17-5

 

A large bird (about 90 cm) found throughout Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common resident of southern Africa, and is normally found on large inland waters. Its main diet is fish.

 

List of Stamps showing White-breasted Cormorant

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Burundi 2004 650f
Gambia 3203 1999 D4
Iceland* -855 0841 1996 20k
Liberia   2423 1999 30c
Maldives 0879m Bl 67 1980 Rf 5
Maldives 1085 1094 1985 Rf 4
Maldives 3301ma 2000 Rf 25
Mauritania 0899 0923 1988 18u
Monaco * 0511a 0505A 1955 1000f
Namibia     2000 $2.20
Poland * 1205 1200 1960 30g
Senegal 0731  0744 1981 150f
Senegal 0733m Bl 40 1981 125f
Senegal 1024  1051 1989 10f
Sierra Leone 3353 2000 Le 10000
South Africa 0977 1064 1997 Std
South West Africa 0331  0459 1979 15c
St Pierre & Miquelon * 0754 0722 1997 3f80
These stamps are based on countries where this (sub) species is likely to be present.  Stamps marked with a * show Great Cormorant and are likely not to be the same sub-species.