Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Rough-faced Shag

Rough-faced Shag Phalacrocorax carunculatus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Rough-faced Cormorant, New Zealand King Cormorant, King Shag, Carunculated Cormorant, Marlborough Sound Cormorant, Cook Strait Cormorant, New Zealand Shag
Old scientific name(s): Leucocarbo carunculatus, Euleucocarbo carunculatus


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Ce. New Zealand;
Ex. restricted range;
Ne. South Island, Cook Strait, Marlborough Sound within a radius of about 50km (30 miles) of Duffer's Reef, White Rocks, Sentinel Rock, Te Kuru Kuru and North Trios Is. A colony formerly existed on the D'Urville Peninsula.


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


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