Showing a very faint face spot
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Ushuaia-Barco Hundido, Ushuaia Department, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
, 28 February 2018
Alternative name: Magellan Cormorant; Rock Shag
- Phalacrocorax magellanicus
66â€“71 cm (26-28 in)
- Black head to rump
- Red bare skin around beak and eyes
- White underparts
- Pink legs and feet
- Breeding birds develop a crest
- Some individuals show a distinct white spot on the face and/or white throat patch which may vary seasonally
South America: found along the coasts of Chile, Argentina and Falkland Islands
This is a monotypic species.
Coastal areas, islands, channels and rocky cliffs.
They breed in small colonies, nesting on ledges on steep, bare, rocky cliffs. The make a cup shaped nest from seaweed to hold the clutch of 3 eggs, though sometimes up to 5 have been observed.
Their diet consists small fish captured by pursuit-diving.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)
- BF Member observations
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