oa Madoqua - Physiological and behavioural ecology of the Cape cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis Part 1

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Phalacrocorax capensis a successful primary and secondary predator of marine life on South Africa's west coast, has astable population of one million, due to prey availability in the nutrient-rich Benguela current. Man-made guano platfoms provide safe breeding sites, yielding c. 1,694 metric tons guano annually. Breeding cycle is predictable, being synchronised by several enviromentaI cues.

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