Japanese Cormorant

Japanese Cormorant

name = Japanese Cormorant
status = LC
status_system = iucn3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
subclassis = Neornithes
infraclassis = Neoaves
ordo = Pelecaniformes
subordo = Sulae
familia = Phalacrocoracidae
genus = "Phalacrocorax"
species = "P. capillatus"
binomial = "Phalacrocorax capillatus"
binomial_authority = (Temminck and Schlegel, 1850)

The Japanese Cormorant ("Phalacrocorax capillatus"), also known as Temminck's Cormorant, is a cormorant native to East Asia. It lives from Taiwan north through Korea and Japan to the Russian Far East.

The Japanese Cormorant has a black body with a white throat and cheeks and a partially yellow bill.

It is one of the species of cormorant that has been domesticated by fishermen in a tradition known in Japan as "ukai" (鵜飼). It is called "umiu" (ウミウ "sea cormorant") in Japanese. The Nagara River's well-known fishing masters work with this particular species to catch "ayu". [ [http://www.gifu-rc.jp/ukai/u_main.html Cormorant Fishing "UKAI"] . Version of May, 2001. Retrieved 2008-JAN-30.]



* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

External links

* [http://www.bsc-eoc.org/avibase/avibase.jsp?pg=summary&lang=EN&id=404771A71067240D&ts=1139121895046 Japanese Cormorant] at Avibase

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