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Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Chatham Shag (Phalacrocorax onslowi) - HBW 1, p. 349

French: Cormoran des Chatham German: Chathamscharbe Spanish: Cormorán de las Chatham
Other common names: Chatham Island Cormorant

Taxonomy: Phalacrocorax onslowi Forbes, 1893, Chatham Islands.
Often considered race of P. carunculatus. Some authors merge carunculatus, chalconotus and onslowi, and campbelli, ranfurlyi and colensoi into single species. Sometimes placed in Leucocarbo or Euleucocarbo. Monotypic.

Distribution: Restricted to Chatham Is (New Zealand).

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