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Six new residents for Monaco

Six new residents for Monaco

By Staff Writer - April 9, 2017

Photo: Communications Department
Photo: Communications Department

The Environment Directorate just announced the recent birth of six crested cormorants on the Rocher. These rare birds – emblematic of the Mediterranean – nested successfully in the Principality in 2015, although the number of offspring in that year remains unknown.

The nesting of the species in this sector of the Mediterranean littoral is a first, and there have been a total of eight births on the cliffs this year.

The only known colony of Phalacrocorax aristoletis desmarestii in continental France is in the Bouches-du-Rhône and a nesting couple has been recorded in the Var only since 2006.

Also noted on the Rock, so far this year a pair of peregrine falcons, a grey heron and a kestrel.

 

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