Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) - HBW 1, p. 351

French: Cormoran de Gaimard German: Buntscharbe Spanish: Cormorán Chuita
Other common names: Red-footed Shag/Cormorant, Gaimard's Cormorant

Taxonomy: Carbo Gaimardi Lesson and Garnot, 1828, Lima, au Pérou = San Lorenzo Island, roadstead of Lima.
Atlantic populations sometimes considered to form separate race cirriger. Sometimes placed in genus Stictocarbo. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coasts of S South America: in Pacific from near equator S to Chiloé I (SC Chile) and beyond; in Atlantic restricted to S Argentina.