|Australian Pied Cormorant (on the left)
and Rough-faced Shag (on the right)
(Illustration by John Gerrard Keulemans)
It is a large (76 cm long, 2.5 kg in weight) black and white cormorant with pink feet. White patches on the wings appear as bars when the wings are folded. Yellow-orange swellings (caruncules) are found above the base of the bill. The grey gular pouch is reddish in the breeding season. A blue eye-ring indicates its kinship with the other blue-eyed shags. They can be seen from the Cook Strait Ferry in Queen Charlotte Sound opposite the beginning of the Tory Channel.
- BirdLife International. (2012). Important Bird Areas factsheets: Duffers Reef. Sentinel Rock. Trio Islands. White Rocks. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2012-02-03.
- BirdLife International (2004). Phalacrocorax carunculatus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2 December 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable
- BirdLife Species Factsheet
- Image and Classification at Animal Diversity Web
- New Zealand Birds Online images factsheet and images