Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Red-faced Cormorant
Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Red-faced Shag, Amchitka Cormorant
Old scientific name(s): Stictocarbo urile, Leucocarbo urile
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RangeN. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds on is. off ne. Japan (e. Hokkaido, Moyururi Is. off the Nemuro Peninsula), the Commander Is. and Aleutians Is. from the w. end of the chain to Shumagin Is. and Sandman Reefs n. to the Pribilof Is. and Nunivak Is. in the Bering Sea and s. Alaska along the Alaskan Peninsula ne. to Bristol Bay, Cape Newenham and the Kodiak Archipelago, the is. of the Prince William Sound (Cape Peirce and Walrus Is.) and Cordova. Formerly bred in the Kuril Is. and off the Kamchatka Peninsula, Siberia.
Disperses s. to the Kuril Is., Taiwan and St. Michael, Alaska.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: ALK; Breeds in Aleutians Is. (from the w. end of the chain to Shumagin Is. and Sandman Reefs) n. to the Pribilof Is., St. Paul Is., and Nunivak Is. in the Bering Sea and s. Alaska along the Alaskan Peninsula to Kodiak Archipelago, the is. of the Prince William Sound and Cordova. Disperses to St. Michael, Alaska.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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