Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Cormorants :: Cape Cormorant
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
Described by: Sparrman (1788)
Alternate common name(s): Cape Shag
Old scientific name(s): Leucocarbo capensis
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RangeCoastal sw. Africa;
Breeds off Namibia (Walvis Bay to Sylvia Hill including Cape Cross and Bird Rock) and South Africa (Cape Province).
Disperses between 21°45'S and 23°20'S into the Benguela Current and n. to n. Angola (mouth of the Congo River) and and possibly Gabon e. to Durban, South Africa (Strandfontein, Western Cape) and ex. s. Mozambique.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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