Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Rough-faced Shag (Phalacrocorax carunculatus) - HBW 1, p. 349

French: Cormoran caronculé German: Warzenscharbe Spanish: Cormorán Carunculado
Other common names: (New Zealand) King Shag/Cormorant, Carunculated/Marlborough Sound/Cook Straits Cormorant

Taxonomy: Pelecanus carunculatus Gmelin, 1789, Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand, and Staten Island.
Often includes P. chalconotus and P. onslowi; these three sometimes considered conspecific with P. campbelli complex (campbelli, ranfurlyi and colensoi). Alternatively placed in Leucocarbo or Euleucocarbo. Monotypic.

Distribution: Restricted to area of Cook Strait (New Zealand), breeding in Marlborough Sounds, NE South I.

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