Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)

Stewart Shag (Phalacrocorax chalconotus) - HBW 1, p. 349

French: Cormoran bronzé German: Stewartscharbe Spanish: Cormorán de la Stewart
Other common names: Bronze/Gray's Shag, Stewart Island Cormorant

Taxonomy: Graculus chalconotus G. R. Gray, 1845, Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
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 SE South I and Stewart I (New Zealand).

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