Campbell shag

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Campbell shag
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species: P. campbelli
Binomial name
Phalacrocorax campbelli
(Filhol, 1878)

Leucocarbo campbelli

The Campbell shag (Phalacrocorax campbelli), also known as the Campbell Island shag, is a species of bird in the family Phalacrocoracidae. It is endemic to Campbell Island. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. It is a medium-sized bird, around 63 cm in length, with a wingspan of 105 cm, weighing between 1.6 – 2 kg.[2] They only breed on Campbell Island and forage within 10 km of the island.


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