Chatham shag

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Chatham shag
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Phalacrocorax
Species: P. onslowi
Binomial name
Phalacrocorax onslowi
Forbes, 1893

Leucocarbo onslowi

The Chatham shag (Phalacrocorax onslowi), also known as the Chatham Island shag, is a species of bird in the Phalacrocoracidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. It is threatened by habitat loss, and considered critically endangered by the IUCN.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phalacrocorax onslowi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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