Sub-species endemic of the Mediterranean (L 80 cm), greenish-black plumage, has a curved crown-tuft in breeding season. The species breeds on cliffs, islands and islet. Occasionally, disperse inland in winter. The diet comprises mostly fish. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
There is probably a maximum of 10,000 breeding pairs in all the Mediterranean. The greatest threats to this sub-species are disturbance at breeding sites, accidental fishing and loss of habitat due to tourism development.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
2,700 / 4,000 pairs
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