Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Imperial Shag
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
Described by: King (1828)
Alternate common name(s): Imperial Cormorant, Blue-eyed Shag, Blue-eyed Cormorant, King Shag, King Cormorant, Emperor Shag, Magellanic Blue-eyed Shag, Falkland Blue-eyed Shag, White-bellied Shag, White-necked Shag
Old scientific name(s): Notocarbo atriceps, Leucocarbo atriceps
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 1 more images.
RangeCoasts of s. South America in the e. Pacific Ocean and w. Atlantic Ocean;
(1) Breeds in s. Chile from the Mocha Is. (37°S) off Arauco s. to the Straits of Magellan and is. of the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn Archipelago, Tierra del Fuego (coastal and lakes), Staten Is., s. Argentina (n. locally in Santa Cruz and Chubut to Point Tombo and Rio Santa Cruz and inland lakes: Lago Nahuel Huapi on Isla Victoria, Neuquen, Lago Vinter, Chubut and Rio Negro).
Disperses n. in Argentina to Buenos Aires with vagrants as far n. as s. Uruguay. Scotia Arc (South Orkney Is., South Shetland Is. and South Sandwich Is.) and Antarctica (Antarctic Archipelago and Antarctic Peninsula).
(2) Falkland Is.
Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Nov 18, 2001 Source: William Hull
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
Comments/ErrorsPlease email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.
If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.