Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Auckland Shag (Phalacrocorax colensoi) - HBW 1, p. 349

French: Cormoran des Auckland German: Aucklandscharbe Spanish: Cormorán de las Auckland
Other common names: Auckland Island Cormorant

Taxonomy: Phalacrocorax colensoi Buller, 1888, Auckland Islands.
Often considered race of P. campbelli. Some authors merge colensoi, campbelli and ranfurlyi, and carunculatus, chalconotus and onslowi into single species. Sometimes placed in Leucocarbo or Euleucocarbo. Monotypic.

Distribution: Restricted to Auckland Is (New Zealand).

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