Local Name (Japan): Umi-u (ウミウ) - "Sea cormorant"
OTHER NAMES: Temminck's Cormorant
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
The Japanese Cormorant is a close relation of the Great Cormorant, however, unlike them, it has a far more restricted range, found around the Far East - Taiwan, Japan, the Korean Penninsula and Siberia. In this range, the Great Cormorant tends to be primarily a freshwater species while the Japanese Cormorants are saltwater species. They look largely similar to the Great Cormorant, but have a slight greenish tinge to the plumage and a different structure of the bill.
Subspecies: None - monotypic
- Sighting Locations -
JAPAN - Locally abundant resident of rocky coasts.