Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) - HBW 1, p. 346

French: Cormoran pélagique German: Meerscharbe Spanish: Cormorán Pelágico
Other common names: Pelagic Shag, Baird's Cormorant

Taxonomy: Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pallas, 1811, eastern Kamachatka and the Aleutian Islands.
sometimes placed in genus Stictocarbo. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pelagicus Pallas, 1811 - N Pacific.
  • resplendens Audubon, 1838 - British Columbia to NW Mexico.

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