Antarctic shag

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Antarctic shag
Antarctic Shag with chick at Jougla Point, Antarctica (6063675696).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Leucocarbo
L. bransfieldensis
Binomial name
Leucocarbo bransfieldensis
Murphy, 1936
  • Phalacrocorax atriceps bransfieldensis
  • Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis

The Antarctic shag (Leucocarbo bransfieldensis), is a marine cormorant native to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic peninsula in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Taxonomy and distribution[edit]

The Antarctic shag is one of the blue-eyed shags, sometimes placed in the genera Leucocarbo, and a subspecies of the imperial shag. Others place it in the genus Phalacrocorax. It is often treated as a full species.