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Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens

Described by: Vieillot (1817)
Alternate common name(s): Black-faced Shag
Old scientific name(s): Leucocarbo fuscescens, Compsohalieus fuscescens


Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia - 1976 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia - Mar, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia - Mar, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2006 © Arthur Grosset 
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Sw. Australia; Se. Australia
Two populations;
While these two population may once have been connected, at present there is no know exchange between them. Coasts of s. Western Australia from Israelite Bay and the Recherche Archipelago to Hopetoun with population centered near Esperance. C. South Australia (Dangerous Reef in Spenser Gulf) e. to Victoria (Portland, Point Lonsdale, Swan Is., Wilson's Promontory) and ex. se. New South Wales), is. of the Bass Strait, Furneaux Group and Tasmania (Bruny Is., Cape Bruny and Cloudy Bay).


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


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