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Imperial or King Shag

Leucocarbo [atriceps or albiventer] (= Leucocarbo atriceps) (King, PP 1828)

The imperial shag or imperial cormorant is a black and white cormorant native to southern South America, primarily in rocky coastal regions, but locally also at large inland lakes. Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists' Union, place it in the genus Leucocarbo, others in the genus Phalacrocorax. It is also known as the blue-eyed shag, blue-eyed cormorant and by many other names, and is one of a larger group of cormorants called blue-eyed shags. The taxonomy is very complex, and several former subspecies are often considered separate species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:
   Leucocarbo
Scientific:
  Leucocarbo atriceps


Original description

Citation:
  (King, PP 1828)

Reference:
   Zool. J. London 4 p.102

Protonym:
  Phalacrocorax atriceps

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27485018


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  405403BD00323D03

Avibase ID:
  avibase-405403BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/405403BD


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824003

Geographic range:

  • Leucocarbo atriceps: Islands and coasts of s Argentina and Chile
  • Leucocarbo albiventer: Falkland Islands
English:
Imperial or King Shag
French:
Cormoran impérial ou C. à ventre blanc


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Imperial or King Shag ( Leucocarbo [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Imperial or King Shag ( Leucocarbo [atriceps or albiventer])
Clements, version 2021:
Imperial Cormorant ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
Clements, version 2022:
Imperial Cormorant ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
Imperial Cormorant ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Leucocarbo [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus]

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Catalan: Corb marí imperial
Czech: kormorán modrooký
Danish: Blåøjet Skarv
German: Blauaugenscharbe, Kaiserscharbe
English: Imperial Cormorant, Imperial or King Shag, Imperial Shag
English, HBW: Imperial Shag (atriceps/albiventer)
English (IOC): Imperial Shag
English (United States): Imperial Cormorant
Esperanto: Imperia tufkormorano
Spanish: Cormorá imperial, Cormorán Imperial
Spanish (Argentine): Cormorán imperial
Spanish (Chile): Cormorá imperial, Cormorán imperial
Spanish (Spain): Cormorán Imperial
Spanish (HBW): Imperial Cormorant
Spanish (Uruguay): Biguá Vientre Blanco, Biguá Vientre Blanco
Estonian: lõunakormoran (lõunakarbas)
Finnish: etelänmerimetso
French: Cormoran impérial, Cormoran impérial ou C. à ventre blanc
Croatian: bjelotrbi vranac
Hungarian: kékszemű kárókatona
Icelandic: Blámaskarfur
Italian: Cormorano imperiale
Japanese (romaji): zuguromunajirohimeu
Japanese: ズグロムナジロヒメウ
Scientific: Leucocarbo [atriceps or albiventer], Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax [atriceps or albiventer], Phalacrocorax atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps atriceps
Lithuanian: Mėlynakis kormoranas
Dutch: Keizeraalscholver
Norwegian Nynorsk: Knoppskarv
Norwegian: Knoppskarv
Polish: kormoran niebieskooki
Portuguese: Biguá-imperial
Portuguese (Brazil): Biguá-das-shetland
Portuguese (Portugal): corvo-marinho-imperial
Russian: Голубоглазый баклан
Slovak: kormorán modrooký
Serbian: Kraljevski vranac
Swedish: Kejsarskarv
Turkish: Mavi Gözlü Karabatak
Ukrainian: Баклан імператорський
Chinese: 蓝眼鸬鹚
Chinese (Traditional): 藍眼鸕鷀

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