Great Cormorant occurs in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Greenland and east costs of North America. The population is steadily increasing since 1970ies. The major threat is poaching.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Suliformes – gannets and relatives
■ Family Phalacrocoracidae – cormorants and shags
■ Species Phalacrocorax carbo – Great Cormorant
■ Subpecies Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis – Great Cormorant (subspecies)