Chatham shag

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

Phalacrocorax onslowi

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

Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists' Union, place this species in the genus Leucocarbo. Others place it in the genus Phalacrocorax.

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


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