South Georgia shag

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South Georgia shag
Phalacrocorax atriceps -Cooper Bay, South Georgia, British Overseas Territories, UK-8.jpg
At Cooper Bay, South Georgia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species: P. atriceps
Subspecies: P. a. georgianus
Trinomial name
Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus
Lönnberg, 1906
Synonyms
  • Phalacrocorax georgianus
  • Leucocarbo georgianus

The South Georgia shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps georgianus ), also known as the South Georgia cormorant, is a marine cormorant native to South Georgia and a few other subantarctic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Taxonomy and distribution[edit]

The South Georgia shag is one of the blue-eyed shags, sometimes placed in the genera Leucocarbo, and a subspecies of the imperial shag. It is often treated as a full species. It is also sometimes considered to be restricted to South Georgia and Shag Rocks, with populations in the South Sandwich Islands and South Orkney Islands referred to the Antarctic shag (P. atriceps bransfieldensis).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Georgia Shag (Phalacrocorax georgianus)". Internet Bird Collection (HBW 1, p. 350). Lynx Editions. Retrieved 2012-10-11.