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Imperial, King, Heard, Crozet, Macquarie, Antarctic or South Georgia Shag

Leucocarbo [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus] (= 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. p.102

Protonym:
  Phalacrocorax atriceps

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DE66B1DF92550126

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DE66B1DF

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DE66B1DF


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 824003

Geographic range:

  • Leucocarbo atriceps: Islands and coasts of s Argentina and Chile
  • Leucocarbo nivalis: Heard I. (s Indian Ocean)
  • Leucocarbo melanogenis: Prince Edward, Marion and Crozet islands
  • Leucocarbo purpurascens: Macquarie I. and adjacent Bishop and Clerk Rocks
  • Leucocarbo bransfieldensis: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Leucocarbo georgianus: South Georgia, South Sandwich and South Orkney islands
  • Leucocarbo albiventer: Falkland Islands
  • Show more...
English:
Imperial, King, Heard, Crozet, Macquarie, Antarctic or South Georgia Shag
French:
Cormoran impérial, à ventre blanc, de Heard, de Crozet, de Macquarie, antarctique, C. géorgien


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Imperial, King, Heard, Crozet, Macquarie, Antarctic or South Georgia Shag ( Leucocarbo [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpur., bransfiel., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpur., bransfiel., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpur., bransfiel., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpur., bransfiel., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Imperial or King Shag ( Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Imperial or King Shag ( Leucocarbo [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus])
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Imperial Shag ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Imperial Shag ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Imperial Shag ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Imperial Shag ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Imperial Cormorant ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Imperial Shag ( Phalacrocorax atriceps) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Imperial Shag ( Leucocarbo atriceps) [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Leucocarbo atriceps [sensu lato]

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Catalan: Corb marí imperial
Czech: kormorán jižní
Danish: Blåøjet Skarv
German: Kaiserscharbe, Südgeorgienscharbe
English: Imperial Cormorant, Imperial or King Shag, Imperial Shag, Imperial, King, Heard, Crozet, Macquarie, Antarctic or South Georgia Shag
Esperanto: Imperia tufkormorano
Spanish: Cormorán de Georgia, Cormorán imperial
Spanish (Argentine): Cormorán imperial
Spanish (Chile): Cormorá imperial
Spanish (Uruguay): Biguá Vientre Blanco
Estonian: lõunakormoran (lõunakarbas)
Finnish: etelänmerimetso
French: Cormoran impérial, Cormoran impérial, à ventre blanc, de Heard, de Crozet, de Macquarie, antarctique, C. géorgien
Hungarian: kékszemű kárókatona
Italian: Cormorano imperiale
Japanese (romaji): sausujoajiamunajirohimeu
Japanese: ズグロムナジロヒメウ
Scientific: Leucocarbo [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus], Leucocarbo atriceps, Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpur., bransfiel., georgianus], Phalacrocorax [atriceps, albiventer, nivalis, melanogenis, purpurascens, bransfield., georgianus], Phalacrocorax atriceps, Phalacrocorax atriceps atriceps
Lithuanian: Mėlynakis kormoranas
Dutch: Keizeraalscholver
Norwegian: Knoppskarv
Polish: kormoran niebieskooki
Portuguese: Biguá-das-shetland
Portuguese (Brazil): Biguá-das-shetland
Russian: Голубоглазый баклан
Slovak: kormorán modrooký
Swedish: Kejsarskarv
Ukrainian: Баклан імператорський
Chinese: 蓝眼鸬鹚
Chinese (Traditional): 藍眼鸕鷀

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