Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Rock Shag

Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Rock Cormorant, Magellan Shag, Magellan Cormorant, Magellanic Shag, Magellanic Cormorant
Old scientific name(s): Stictocarbo magellanicus, Leucocarbo magellanicus


New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Tierra del Fuego, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Tierra del Fuego, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Port Stanley, East Falkland Island, Falkland Islands - Nov 14, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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S. South America; Falkland Is.;
Two populations;
Breeds along the coast of c. Chile from Valdiva, Corral s. to Tierra del Fuego (Lake Fagnano), Cape Horn and Staten Is. n. to Point Tombo, Chubut, se. Argentina. Falkland Is. (Stanley).
Disperses n. to Valparaiso, Buenos Aires and Uruguay.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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