Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) - HBW 1, p. 347

French: Cormoran varié German: Elsterscharbe Spanish: Cormorán Pío
Other common names: Greater Pied/Large Pied/Yellow-faced/Black and White Cormorant/Shag, Pied Shag

Taxonomy: Pelecanus varius Gmelin, 1789, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand.
Sometimes placed in genus Hypoleucos. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypoleucos (Brandt, 1837) - Australia.
  • varius (Gmelin, 1789) - New Zealand.

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