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Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Australian Pied Cormorant, Great Pied Cormorant, Pied Shag, Greater Pied Cormorant, Greater Pied Shag, Large Pied Cormorant, Large Pied Shag, Yellow-faced Cormorant, Yellow-faced Shag, Black-and-white Cormorant, Black-and-white Shag
Old scientific name(s): Hypoleucos varius


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Aug, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia - Jul, 2004 © Tom Tarrant  Hasties Point, New South Wales, Australia - Sep, 2004 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Sep, 2002 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 11, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Australia and Tasmania; New Zealand;
Two populations;
(1) Western Australia from Wyndham s. to Albany (Cape Naturaliste to Peron Peninsula and the Kimberleys), e. Northern Territory, coastal Queensland, New South Wales (Murray-Darling Basin), Victoria and s. and e. South Australia.
(2) New Zealand, North Island (Northland, Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty), South Island (Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, North Canterbury) and Stewart Is.


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


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