Pygmy Cormorant
Pygmy Cormorant (Immature)
Scientific Name 
Microcarbo pygmeus
Arabic Name 
الغاق القزم
Kuwaiti name 
90.0 cm
55.0 cm
Least Concern

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. A very small cormorant of pools and marshes. Many populations drastically declined in the past; now most are making a comeback.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 2 records for Kuwait, both from inland pools with reedbeds.
In the world 
The species has a large range and is sedentary over much of its range with some populations migrating over short distances. In the Middle East context it breeds in Israel, southern Iraq and Iran.
Local threats 
Degradation of wetlands.