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White-breasted Cormorant

Phalacrocorax lucidus (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

The White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) is much like the widespread Great Cormorant and if not a regional variant of the same species, is at least very closely related. It is distinguished from other forms of the great cormorant by its white breast and by the fact that subpopulations are freshwater birds. Phalacrocorax lucidus is not to be confused with the smaller and very different endemic South Australian Black-faced Cormorant, which also is sometimes called the white breasted cormorant. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Phalacrocoracidae
Genus:
  Phalacrocorax

Scientific:
  Phalacrocorax lucidus

Citation:
  (Lichtenstein, MHC, 1823)

Reference:
  Verz.Doubl.Zool.Mus.Berlin p.86

Protonym:
  Halieus lucidus

Avibase ID:
  7025123ADA5F2615

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7025123A

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 824001

Geographic range:

  • Phalacrocorax lucidus lucidus: Africa south of the Sahara and Cape Verde Islands
  • Phalacrocorax lucidus maroccanus: Coastal nw Africa (Morocco to Mauritania)
English:
White-breasted Cormorant
Czech:
kormorán běloprsý
German:
Weissbrustkormoran
Danish:
Hvidbrystet Skarv
Spanish:
Cormorán grande
Finnish:
afrikanmerimetso
French:
Cormoran à poitrine blanche
Italian:
Cormorano pettobianco
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Aalscholver
Polish:
kormoran bialoszyi
Portuguese:
Corvo-marinho-de-faces-brancas
Russian:
Белогрудый баклан
Slovak:
kormorán bieloprsý


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Cormoran à poitrine blanche ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
White-breasted Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax lucidus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Great Cormorant (White-breasted) ( Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus/lucidus)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Phalacrocorax [carbo or lucidus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Witborsduiker
Czech: Kormorán beloprsý, kormorán běloprsý
Danish: Hvidbrystet Skarv
German: Kormoran-lucidus, Weissbrustkormoran
English: African Great Cormorant, Great cormorant, Great Cormorant (White-breasted), Red Sea White-breasted Cormorant, Whitebreasted Cormorant, White-breasted Cormorant
Spanish: Cormorán Cuelliblanco, Cormorán grande
Estonian: valgerind-kormoran (valgerind-karbas)
Finnish: Afrikanmerimetso
French: Cormoran à poitrine blanche, Grand Cormoran
Hebrew: קורמורן אפריקאי
Italian: Cormorano pettobianco, Marangone
Kwangali: Nkororo
Scientific: Halieus lucidus, Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus, Phalacrocorax carbo lugubris, Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus/lucidus, Phalacrocorax carbo patricki, Phalacrocorax lucidus
Lithuanian: Baltakrūtis kormoranas
Dutch: Aalscholver, Afrikaanse Aalscholver, Witborstaalscholver
Polish: kormoran bialoszyi, kormoran białoszyi
Portuguese: Corvo-marinho-de-faces-brancas
Russian: Белогрудый баклан
Slovak: kormorán bieloprsý
Sotho, Southern: Timeletsane-botha
Swahili: Mnandi Kidari-cheupe
Tswana: Timêlêtsane
Tsonga: Ngulukwani
Xhosa: Ugwidi
Zulu: iWonde

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