Scientific name: Phalacrocorax carbo
The cormorant is an excellent fisher. It is most easily spotted when it is perched, stretching its wings out in the sun to dry after a dive. The UK holds internationally important wintering numbers of cormorant.
Average lifespan: 11 years
Common. Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).