Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants)

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Number of genera: 3
Number of species: 42
Number of species completed: 6
In French: page des cormorans en Français


Genus Microcarbo – 5 species
* Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus
Crowned Cormorant Microcarbo coronatus
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus
* Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger
* Little Pied Cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos


Genus Poikilocarbo – 1 species
Red-legged Cormorant Poikilocarbo gaimardi


Genus Phalacrocorax – 36 species
Spectacled Cormorant / Pallas’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax perspicillatus
Brandt’s Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis
* White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
* Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus
Pitt Shag Phalacrocorax featherstoni
* Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens
Pied Cormorant / Australian Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Flightless Cormorant Phalacrocorax harrisi
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Magellan Cormorant / Rock Shag Phalacrocorax magellanicus
Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvillii
Bounty Shag Phalacrocorax ranfurlyi
New Zealand Shag Phalacrocorax carunculatus
Stewart Shag / Bronze Shag / Stewart Island Shag Phalacrocorax chalconotus
Chatham Shag / Chatham Islands Shag Phalacrocorax onslowi
Auckland Shag / Auckland Islands Shag Phalacrocorax colensoi
Campbell Shag / Campbell Islands Shag Phalacrocorax campbelli
Falkland Cormorant Phalacrocorax albiventer
Imperial Cormorant / Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps
South Georgia Shag Phalacrocorax georgianus
Crozet Shag Phalacrocorax melanogenis
Antarctic Shag Phalacrocorax bransfieldensis
Kerguelen Shag Phalacrocorax verrucosus
Heard Island Shag Phalacrocorax nivalis
Macquarie Shag Phalacrocorax purpurascens

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SP # 125 05/05/18 Microcarbo niger   S
Little Cormorant (constr.) – – – Cormoran de Vieillot ( full )

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