Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens) - HBW 1, p. 347
French: Cormoran de Tasmanie
Spanish: Cormorán Carinegro
Other common names: Black-faced/Black and White Shag, White-breasted Cormorant
Taxonomy: Hydrocorax fuscescens Vieillot, 1817, Australasie = Tasmania.
Sometimes alternatively placed in Leucocarbo or Compsohalieus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Coasts of S Australia, with two independent populations: in S Western Australia; and in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality South Australia, Australia
Ian Colley 13 September 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Adult: Black facial skin, aqua green eye and black hood extending down on sides of head and over eyes.
Locality Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Hallett Cove, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Edward Smith 5 December 2009 45 weeks ago 4.4
One of about a dozen perched on a pier.
Locality Eden, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 5 March 2011 36 weeks ago 4.1
An adult roosting on a jetty.
Locality Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Nick Talbot 23 January 2013 42 weeks ago 3.7
bird in breeding plumage
Locality Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 3 March 2006 4 years ago 3.5
swimming near the Ralphs Bay foreshore
Locality Ralphs Bay, Tasmania, Australia (Monotypic species)
Dirk Tomsa 27 December 2009 2 years ago 3.4
Two birds standing.
Locality Perth Zoo, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 November 1990 2 years ago 3.3
Several birds that were nesting within a wild seal colony.
Locality Tasmania, Australia
cel_polo 1 March 2012 1 year ago 2.8